The Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) believes quality education is a vital priority for the students and citizens of Placer County. We work in partnership with the 16 local school districts and one community college district in Placer County to equip every child with a first-class education to succeed in a global economy, to appreciate the cultural, social and historical resources of their community, and to be active participants in civic responsibilities.
The vision of the Placer County Superintendent of Schools and the
Placer County Board of Education is to provide exemplary leadership and service
to schools, parents, and the community as we work together to provide a
globally competitive, comprehensive, rigorous and relevant education to all
students. Read more about the Placer County Office of Education's vision, mission and strategic goals.
PCOE’s role includes approval of local school
district budgets to ensure sound fiscal operation, reviewing and approving
Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs), and developing professional
development and educational opportunities for educators. In addition to
providing services to local school districts, PCOE also operates educational
programs that provide services directly to students such as special education
programs for students with rare disabilities and alternative education programs
for students who have been expelled or probation referred.
County schools consistently rank in the top state and national percentages for
test scores, college and career readiness, and daily attendance. It’s no wonder
we are #goldineducation.
COVID-19 COMMUNITY MITIGATION
In light of COVID-19 developments, PCOE implemented community mitigation measures to ensure the safety of students and staff. Offices will be open to the public by appointment only.
Public comments at the Placer County Board of Education meetings will be conducted through Zoom Teleconferencing. See the monthly agenda for call-in information.
Placer County County Superintendent of Schools is a state constitutional officer, elected by the voters of
Placer County, who acts as a liaison for local school districts and the state.
The Placer County Superintendent of Schools
works in collaboration with the Placer County Board of Education to provide
leadership, accountability, resources, educational programs and student
services to the students and families of Placer County.
Learn more about the Office of the County Superintendent
The Placer County Board of Education are an elected governing board that operates under the authority of the California Constitution, the Legislature, California Education Code and the State Board of Education. The Board of Education approves the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the county office and its charters, approves the county office budget and serves as the appellate body for interdistrict transfer, expulsion and charter school appeals.
Learn more about the Board of Education
The Placer County Committee on School District Reorganization has a major role in
the review and approval of proposals to change school district
organization in the county. The committee consists of eleven members with two residing in each of the five supervisorial districts in Placer County and one Member-at-Large. The Placer County Superintendent of Schools serves as Secretary to the County Committee.
Learn more about the County Committee on School District Reorganization
The Placer County Superintendent of Schools and the Placer County Board of Education desire to provide a safe school learning environment that protects students and staff from physical and emotional harm and have developed important policies aimed to achieve that goal. .
View Important Policies
PCOE is leading the way on several statewide and regional education initiatives including the Geographic Lead for County Office Differentiated Assistance, School-Based Behavioral Health Collaboration and Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS).
Learn more about PCOE Agency Initiatives
There's so much going on at the Placer County Office of Education. We strive to keep you informed and connected by pro-actively sharing education news from throughout the county through a variety of channels.
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NOT SURE OF YOUR DISTRICT OR THE SCHOOLS LOCATED IN YOUR DISTRICT?
Our What's My District App will assist you by matching your address to your district. Once your district appears on the map below, you can find the district schools and contact information for school Board of Trustees, Administrative contact information, in addition to school district websites links.
WHAT EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE IN PLACER COUNTY?
Placer County serves more than 2,000 children through our early childhood programs. We work together with child care providers, preschool teachers and school districts to provide early education and child care services.
DOES PLACER COUNTY HAVE AN INFANT PROGRAM AVAILABLE?
Our staff works together with families and infant children to assist in a child’s development and learning in their natural daily activities and builds on the next steps in the child’s learning. Placer County staff travels to more than 150 homes per week.
DOES PLACER COUNTY OFFER ANY SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS?
Placer County offers cognitive,academic, social and physical development of severely disabled students through specialized instruction and services. Our services are available for our students whose needs require a specialized program not offered in their local districts. Students include those who are severely multiply disabled, orthopedically disabled, hearing and visually impaired, emotionally disturbed and students with autism.
Board Docs Site
Policy site for Placer County Board of Education Meeting Minutes
County Wide School Safety Measures Handout
PCOE Training, Schools, Community, Collaboration, Safety Steps
PCOE Board Policies
Policies presented, reviewed and adopted by the PCOE Board of Education
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