The Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica hosts several annual events designed to recognize and celebrate students, teachers, school districts, employees and community leaders.
Additionally, the Placer County Office of Education supports and sponsors several chamber and community-based events throughout the region. For more information and for event sponsorship consideration, contact Michelle Eklund.
Each year, the Placer County Office of Education celebrates the back-to-school season with our employees through a special celebration. This annual event gives staff the opportunity to come together,
honor our colleagues and friends, and celebrate the start of another amazing
school year. PCOE employees also enjoy a Health & Wellness Fair, refreshments,
awards, service recognitions and more.
This year, we reflected on how our world has changed.
Life five years ago looked different. As educators, we were grappling
with a new accountability system for schools with the launch of the
California School Dashboard. As a society, we were following the #MeToo
Movement and the royal engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Fast
forward just five years later and our lives are all about TikTok and air
We looked at how our own PCOE
departments have changed and grown over the past five years. See your PCOE email for links to presentations.
Inclusion is such an important and powerful model for children of all
ages, and the Colfax Preschool Inclusion Program is just one example of the
power of inclusion in action. Assistant Superintendent of Educational
Services Jennifer Hicks shared more about this unique and innovative
partnership between PCOE and the Colfax Elementary School District.
Despite Placer County
having one of the highest graduation rates in the state, 444-500
students leave high school each year without earning a diploma. Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Susan
Connolly shared how PCOE is addressing this challenge through the Come Back
Superintendent Phillip Williams announced our 2022 PCOE Employees of the Year. These employees embody the PCOE Promise in
meeting expectations of integrity, credibility and excellence. Visit the Spotlight section of our website to see the winners.
Look at the PCOE Facebook page to see photos
from the exciting event.
Each year, Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica hosts a Community Leader Breakfast for elected officials and community dignitaries designed to share what's new and exciting in public education.
Placer County is well
regarded for its excellent public education system. In terms of educational outcomes,
Placer County students outperform the state year after year in attendance, test
scores, graduation rates and college and career readiness. PCOE is a statewide
educational leader spearheading and advancing work in PBIS, school-based
behavioral health, student wellness, literacy and educator development.
Speak with employers from multiple districts about open positions,
salary schedules, and health and welfare benefits. Seeking qualified
candidates for teacher, clerical staff and skilled trade positions.
Bring your resume and come dressed to impress!
The Placer County School Boards Association (PCSBA) celebrates local school board members at this annual event.
Held Tuesday, November
15, 2022, at the Timber Creek Ballroom at Del Webb Roseville, the
PCSBA honored five trustees with the Trustee of the Year Special
Recognition Awards. Read the press release.
The event also featured a keynote address from the 2022 Placer County
High School Teacher of the Year Craig Rowe from Truckee High School,
Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. wellness, literacy and educator development.
The Placer County Spelling Bee supports California State Standards by
encouraging students to improve their spelling and expand their vocabulary which positively affects reading and writing skills. In
addition, the program helps strengthen communication and character
development which, in turn, helps students to be successful in school, college
Local school districts coordinate classroom and/or school programs in order to advance their top spellers. Those students take the Official Written Test with only the top 10 countywide grade-level winners advancing to Oral Competition to become the top
speller in Placer County.
Contact Michelle Eklund for details.
Held annually in May, the Placer County Teachers & Classified School
Employees of the Year Awards Reception celebrates the remarkable talent
and dedication of Placer County's educational community.
The Placer County Office of Education is proud to recognize and honor the schools that have been acknowledged by California PBIS for their ongoing, positive efforts.
Contact the PCOE Prevention Supports & Services Department for more information.
ARE THERE ANY LEGAL REQUIREMENTS ABOUT HOW SCHOOLS STORE AND SHARE EDUCATION RECORDS?
Yes. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of education records. Although both private schools and public schools maintain records on students, FERPA generally only applies to protect the privacy of education records maintained by public elementary and secondary schools, school districts, and postsecondary institutions. FERPA generally does not apply to K-12 private and parochial schools unless these schools receive federal funds.
HOW LONG MUST THE SCHOOL KEEP MY EDUCATION RECORDS?
It depends. Schools are not generally required by federal law to keep education records for any set period of time. However, schools are prevented from destroying an education record if someone has already submitted a request to view the education record. State laws or local policies may also apply and require a school to keep education records for a specific period of time. IDEA has specific requirements regarding destruction of education records of students with disabilities that your school district can tell you about.
DO I HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO VIEW MY EDUCATION RECORDS?
If you are under the age of 18, only your parent or guardian has the legal “right" under FERPA to inspect and review your education records. If you are age 18 or over or enrolled in a postsecondary institution (an “eligible student"), then you have a right to view your own education records. Under FERPA, a parent includes any natural parent, guardian, or individual (such as a foster parent) acting as parent in the absence of a parent or guardian. The right to view the education records only covers a right to view the information in the student's education records that is about that student, and not information in the records that is about any other student.
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