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Educational Services has put together an MBUSD Distance Learning website that contains teacher and student resources, tutorials, and answers to questions you may have. This site is guided by the MBUSD Distance Learning Objectives and will continue to evolve, so please revisit often.
Welcome to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Educational Services Department. Curriculum and instruction in MBUSD is intended to cultivate intellectually curious and independent learners. The District's outstanding teaching and professional staff provide students with a comprehensive, rigorous, and relevant K-12 curriculum. In addition to oversight of curriculum and instruction, the Educational Services Department is responsible for staff development, student assessment, categorical funding, selection of instructional materials, state and federal accountability, library services, gifted and talented services, and English language development, as well as the facilitation of various community partnerships. We strive to support students, parents, and educators throughout each student's K-12 educational experience in the District.
Holly Compton
TOSA, TK - 6 Mathematics

Schedule a math support session:


Christine Jewett
TOSA, English Learners and Intervention

Schedule EL support session:


Michelle Syverson
TOSA, Distance Learning P-6

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Bridget Sullivan
TOSA,Distance Learning 7-12

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Charlene Lawrence
Executive Assistant
310-318-7345, x5971
Katherine Whittaker Stopp, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent,
Educational Services
310-318-7345, x5989
Shelley Benke
Office Specialist
310-318-7345, x5910

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California Healthy Kids Survey

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OLSAT 8 Testing for GATE Identification
The OLSAT 8 exam is offered to grades 3-7 for GATE identification.  Please contact your school's principal for specific testing and make-up testing dates.  Grade 3 exams will be administered during the school day.  Grades 4-7 exams will be administered after school by voluntary sign-up.  You will want to contact your school office for more information about signing up to take the exam.  Students who have already been identified for GATE do not need to take the exam again.
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, Eighth Edition (OLSAT8)
The exam time allotted for each level is 40 minutes.  The exams will be administered on Chromebooks as follows:
Grade 3-Level D (64 items)  
Grade 4-Level E (72 items)  
Grade 5-Level E (72 items)  
Grade 6-Level F (72 items) 
Grade 7-Level F (72 items)