logo-ed-centerThe Tule River Education Department’s primary mission is to serve the students of the Tule River Tribe. We offer services that include but are not limited to:

          • After school tutoring services for students K-12
          • Summer school program for students K-12
          • Adult Education program
          • Butterfield High School Satellite Program
          • Summer Youth Work Program
          • Tutoring for adults enrolled in college courses
          • Extra-curricular clubs and programs for students and the community including a music program, a science club and student council
          • Scholarships for full-time and part-time college and university students

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Dr. Jerry Livesey

Superintendent/Principal at Tule River Tribal Schools



John Focke

Director of Education Support Services

Office: 559.781-1761    Cell: 559-789-1376



Veronica Rodriguez

Education Specialist


Towanits Indian Education Center

310 N. Reservation Rd. Porterville, CA 93257

Phone: (559)784-6135

Fax: (559) 784-1351


Tule River Study Center

568 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257



TEP Office

Phone: (559) 791-9136