About Us



Southwest Education Support Service Center was constructed in the year 2004 just south of Caruthers, CA.  The service center is home to Southwest Transportation Agency J.P.A. and South County Support Service J.P.A.; formed by our 5 member districts, Alvina, Caruthers, Laton, Monroe, and Riverdale School Districts.  We are a non-profit agency which provides various services to school districts at reduced costs sometimes saving our districts hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Although we are owned by 5 districts, we service over 13 of the south valley's educational institutions.  We are governed by the California Department of Education and are classified as a K-12 education institution.  


Board of Directors
Name District Phone
Mike Iribarren Alvina Charter - Superintendent (559) 864-9411
Orin Hirschkorn Caruthers Unified - Superintendent (559) 495-6402
Valori Gallaher Caruthers Unified  
Lupe Nieves Laton Unified - Superintendent (559) 922-4015
Amanda Golden Laton Unified (559) 922-4015
Shelley Manser Monroe Elementary - Superintendent (559) 834-2895
Jeff Percell Riverdale Unified - Superintendent (559) 867-8200
Robert Martin Riverdale Unified  


Board Meetings

Meetings of the Board of Directors will take place on the first Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted:

Southwest Transportation Agenda


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