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Congratulations to Northside School, a 2014 California Distinguished School!

Northside School staff, students, and parents are celebrating the recent news that they have been awarded as a California Distinguished School.  This is Northside's second time being selected for this honor, the last time happening over a decade ago.  The staff, parents and students--under the leadership of principal Wendy Westsmith--have made big changes over the past few years, including the creation of the Seeds of Change garden program, a shared leadership model, and great improvement in student academic achievement.  Way to go, Northside!


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Welcome to the Black Oak Mine Unified School District!

Our Mission is to provide a safe learning environment that challenges all students to achieve academic excellence, develop their creative potential, and acquire marketable career, technical, and personal skills. 

Our vision is to provide the opportunity for all students to be healthy, responsible, productive citizens, skilled workers, lifelong learners, and contributors to their local and world communities.

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Calendar of Events

Today: 4/18/14
All Day: Spring Break
9:30 AM NS: Bluebird Nature Walk

Online Payments


Athletic fees, bus fees, ASB, etc. payment link:

Note: Please enter the drop-off bus stop in the "Notes" section of the bus pass payment form. Thank you.



Georgetown, Northside and Golden Sierra meal payments link:

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Board of Trustees


Upcoming Meetings

March 13, 2014: Regular Board Meeting
                       7 pm, District Office



Stay Connected


Black Oak Mine Unified Welcomes You!

The Black Oak Mine Unified School District joins with the Georgetown Divide Community to provide a high quality education in a healthy and safe environment. We are pleased to provide information and resources to the parents and communities we serve, and to those considering moving to the Georgetown Divide.

We hope that you find this website helpful. Please contact a school site or the district office for more information about our exemplary educational system.

Student Calendar 2013-14 (Amended and Board-approved on 9/12/13. Snow days revised 12/11/13)

Student Calendar 2014-15

General Information: For information on the school year, please follow the link. Lots of information is available here!  

Transitional Kindergarten is entering its fifth year. For information about this innovative program, follow the link! 

Safe Schools Video Presentation: Information on this video about our county schools' partnership with law enforcement to keep our schools safe.

Notices and News



EIA Annual Report

Program Improvement 

California Common Core Standards : New national standards are already in place and will be assessed (tested) beginning in Spring, 2015 

Common Core Standards article: "Common Core Isn't a Government Conspiracy"

SMARTER Balanced Assessment--Parent Fact Sheet :  New assessment system that students will participate in for the first time in Spring, 2015



RX Take Back Day

Drug Free Divide has discovered an excellent video for parents on the subject of Prescription Drug Abuse. Children are increasingly attaining pills for mis-use from parents, relatives or friends medicine cabinets. This 11 minute video is very informative. Contact Drug Free Divide with any questions about this information at 530-333-8312 or cbarla@bomusd.org www.drugfreedivide.org

Non-Discrimination Policy

Black Oak Mine Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of Educational Services/ Title IX coordinator at the District Office at (530) 333-8300 x6 or dwoodall@bomusd.org  A copy of Black Oak Mine's non-discrimination policy is available upon request.