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, email Michelle Eklund at Email.
The Placer County Office of Education celebrates the back-to-school season with our employees through a special kick-off celebration. On August 7, PCOE employees joined a virtual Zoom webinar.
Introduction of the members of the Placer County Board of Education and the Superintendent's Cabinet.
Welcomed 36 new employees.
Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica shared the State of the Organization address.
Deputy Superintendent Phillip Williams provided a recap of PCOE's
efforts related to COVID-19 and shared a video highlighting the employee
expectations in returning to the workplace.
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Jennifer Hicks shared a
new initiative to advance equity. Our first step is to gather a
cross-departmental team to help develop an actionable plan for ensuring
that we are meeting the PCOE Promise in terms of equity. This team will
be comprised of volunteers that include representation from a variety of
divisions, departments and roles, including classified, certificated
Associate Superintendent of Business Services Martin Fregoso helped to recognize the dedication of our staff who have been with PCOE for 10-35 years in a pre-recorded video with captions. WATCH NOW.
Assistant Superintendent of SELPA Troy Tickle announced our 2020 PCOE Employees of the Year. Congratulations to…
Classified Employee of the Year – Sylvia Drewry, Receptionist/Secretarial Assistant, Curriculum & Instruction. WATCH NOW.
Certificated Employee of the Year – Trisha Lopez, School Psychologist, Student Services. WATCH NOW.
Management Employee of the Year – Alicia Rozum, Coordinator for Prevention Supports & Services. WATCH NOW.
Rookie of the Year – Anna Lu, Resource Specialist I, Early Childhood Education. WATCH NOW.
Superintendent's Award – Jill King, Senior Director, SELPA. WATCH NOW.
The school year is well underway and this year
promises to be like no other. With all the changes in our lives and in our
schools, one thing remains the same -- Placer County is #goldineducation.
Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica hosted the 8th Annual Placer County Office of Education
Community Leader "Virtual" Breakfast Event on Friday, October 16, 2020. She shared what's new and
exciting in K-12 public education and discussed how educators in Placer County addressed new
challenges in our schools amid COVID-19.
Three teams from Placer County will participate in the virtual 2020-2021 Academic Decathlon hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education. High school students will have the
opportunity to compete in all ten events using the online platform
created by the United States Academic Decathlon.
The 2020-21 theme is "The Cold War." School teams study the theme in subjects like science or music using
curriculum that is provided by the United States Academic Decathlon.
Events include multiple-choice tests in different subjects like the
aforementioned science and music. Events also include prepared and
impromptu speeches, written essays, interviews with judges, and the
Super Quiz (which is a quiz-bowl-type competition that usually takes place in
front of a live audience -when in-person).
The Placer County School Boards Association hosts an annual dinner to celebrate and recognize school board trustees throughout the county. Stay tuned for more information on the 2020 event, by invitation only.
Held Monday, November
18, 2019 at the Winchester County Club, the Placer County School Boards
Association celebrated school board members and honored two trustees
with Longevity Awards and five trustees with Trustee of the Year Special
The Placer County Office of Education's Spelling Bee brings the best spellers in the county together for a competition designed to promote and acknowledge exemplary student achievement.
2021 Placer County Spelling Bee and Grand Finals has been cancelled due to
decision is difficult to make, we take this action based on what is known at
this time about the transmission and severity of the illness. COVID-19 cases are surging across the state. Placer County
is in “deep purple” in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy and the
Greater Sacramento area is under a Regional Stay Home Order. We face
difficult weeks ahead and we must remain vigilant to weather them. The health and safety of our school communities has long
been our top priority, and we take that responsibility seriously.
Thank you for your cooperation and
support in helping us to maintain a healthy and safe environment for our
students and school communities.
All nominees were celebrated and recognized on the Placer County Office of Education's social media networks through a "Red Carpet Video Celebration."
The Placer County Office of Education is proud to announce that
students, families, teachers and staff members from 26 Placer County
schools have been acknowledged by the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition for their ongoing, positive efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Community Cares acknowledgment process.
"Placer County schools consistently rank in the top state and national
percentages for test scores, student achievement, college and career
readiness and daily attendance," said Placer County Superintendent of
Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica. "Especially during the COVID-19
pandemic, our schools raised the bar even higher to provide innovative
systems to support positive school climates even through distance
learning. I join the California PBIS Coalition in congratulating these
schools in their statewide honors."
See the list of winners.
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.
“A teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where their influence stops.“
― Henry B Adams