Equity has been important to the Placer County Office of Education for several years. Student Services staff have engaged in implicit
bias training and focused specific efforts on reducing disciplinary referrals
for Latino students in our programs. We have offered, and continue to offer,
professional development focused on equity. Our differentiated assistance
and support team works alongside districts to identify and remedy areas of disproportionality. The Placer County Special Education Planning Area (SELPA) support includes training and tools to support inclusion. Additionally, our Early Childhood Education division has
worked hard on diversity, equity and inclusion for our youngest learners.
The Placer County Office of Education is committed to
supporting district and school leaders, teachers, families and other
stakeholders so that all students have equitable learning opportunities. We
are committed to advancing educational equity by building and supporting
equitable experiences in our schools, taking a closer look at the causes of
achievement gaps, and working to reduce those gaps so that all students achieve
excellence. PCOE continues to advance equity through a cross-departmental workgroup charged with further exploring equity and
inclusion for our organization and for our school communities.
California Department of Education (CDE) has awarded a total of $12.5 million
in funds to four California education agencies, including the Placer County
Office of Education (PCOE) which will act as the grant lead.
Now titled the California Integrated Supports Project (CA-ISP), funding is
being utilized to enhance existing programs in education through five areas of
focus: Identity, Supportive Environment, Voice, Situational Appropriateness and
Data for Equity. As the grant lead, PCOE has begun to create and collect
resources for instructors throughout California which will increase positive
student outcomes through feedback and ongoing support.
The Placer County Office of Education is the co-lead for 13 counties to coordinate a systemic approach to support all county offices so they can support their local districts regardless of size and geographic location. The initiative is focused on utilizing the strengths of county offices, coordinating the training and transfer of expertise, and collecting and evaluating data so all counties can provide timely and differentiated supports to local school districts regardless of size and geographic location.
County Office of Education is the leader in providing PBIS training and
coaching services to county offices and districts. PCOE coordinates the
California PBIS Coalition and coordinates the California PBIS
This initiative is a collective effort with Placer County, Tulare County, Humboldt County and San Bernardino County to integrate behavioral health services in school settings to support access to mental health services in schools and to promote a positive school climate.
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.
HOW LONG DOES IT GENERALLY TAKE TO ACCESS MY EDUCATION RECORDS?
Under FERPA, the school is required to make education records ready for review by the parent or eligible student within 45 days of a request. If you are a student who receives special education services under the IDEA, a school also must comply with a request to view your education records without unnecessary delay and before certain events required by the IDEA such as any meeting regarding an individualized education program (IEP) or any due process hearing or resolution session
CAN ANYONE OTHER THAN ME OR MY PARENT VIEW MY EDUCATION RECORDS?
Yes. Under FERPA, a school or school district may disclose information from your education records without your consent to specific entities, such as a State education office, or for specific purposes, such as to comply with a court order.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MY RIGHTS RELATED TO MY EDUCATION RECORDS UNDER THE STATE LAW AND LOCAL POLICY?
If you would like more information about requirements under the IDEA, state laws or local policies, you should contact your school district.
― David Haselkorn