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 Welcome

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

 Back-to-School Kick-Off

​The Placer County Office of Education typically celebrates the back-to-school season with our employees through a special kick-off celebration. This is an opportunity for the entire organization to come together to hear the state of education address for our county and organization. 

Additionally, we celebrate new employees, honor years of service for longtime employees and recognize our outstanding classified, certificated and management colleagues. 

Save the Date

  • Friday, August 7, 2020
  • Virtual Event TBD
  • Details coming soon!

 Community Leader Breakfast

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As a way to inform the local the community of what is new and exciting in K-12 public education, Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica hosted the annual Community Leader Breakfast on September 20, 2019 at the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) Seavey Center in Rocklin.

"The future is bright in Placer County as our schools consistently rank in the top state and national percentages for test scores, college and career readiness, and daily attendance," said Superintendent Garbolino-Mojica. "It's no wonder Placer County is gold in education."​

"Each year we are adapting to the changing education environment. We know students come to school with a variety of unique challenges, whether it’s social-emotional or learning-based obstacles. Placer County is working to address those needs and support our districts in doing so as well," continued Superintendent Garbolino-Mojica. Read more.

 Placer County School Boards Association Trustee Dinner

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 Recognition Awards. Read more.

 Placer County Spelling Bee

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.

Unfortunatley, the 2020 Placer County Spelling Bee Oral Competition was cancelled due to COVID-19. We take the safety of students seriously and will not jeopardize their health.

Congratulations to the 2020 Qualifying Students

All students who qualified for the Oral Competion were celebrated and recognized on the Placer County Office of Education's social media networks.

 Placer County Teachers & Classified Employees of the Year Reception

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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. Unfortunately, the 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19 in order to protect the safety of our community.

Congratulations to the 2020 Nominees

All nominees were celebrated and recognized on the Placer County Office of Education's social media networks through a "Red Carpet Video Celebration."

 Certificated Nominees

  • ​Ashley Booker, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
  • Kelly Capell, Roseville Joint Union High School District
  • Sara Carrari, Roseville City School District
  • Kelly Clifton, Newcastle Elementary School District
  • Nicole Cochran, Roseville City School District
  • Miken Dayton, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
  • Michelle DeMaria Flowers, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Amy Dieter, Placer Hills Union School District
  • Valerie Fletcher, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Jenifer Gill, Eureka Union School District
  • Jamie Halsey, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Wendy Hamaski, Western Placer Unified School District
  • Jeff James, Auburn Union School District
  • Holly Justice ,Placer County Office of Education
  • Phillip Keck, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Jennifer Kuwazaki, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
  • Patrick Madigan, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • DeeDee Panelli, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Sarah Schopfer, Placer Union High School District
  • Donna Tofft, Western Placer Unified School District
  • Alex Wurden, Roseville Joint Union High School District

 Classified Nominees

  • Denise Clark, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Shari Collins, Eureka Union School District
  • Keith Dias, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Cheryl Escajeda, Roseville Joint Union High School District
  • Debra Espenson, Auburn Union School District
  • Kelly Frankenberg, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Robert Foxworthy, Western Placer Unified School District
  • Liz Gibeaut, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Sue Gorges, Placer Hills Union School District
  • Kevin Grove, Auburn Union School District
  • Lori Harper, Foresthill Union School District
  • Jaime Heller, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Sarah Hendricks, Placer County Office of Education
  • Alicia Hoover, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Herbert Jimenez, Rocklin Unified School District
  • James Lunetta, Placer Union High School District
  • Caitlynn McMichael, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Matthew Montgomery, Roseville City School District
  • Kristine Mortensen, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
  • Lauren O’Neil, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Mark Ormes, Roseville City School District
  • Marcie Petersen, Western Placer Unified School District
  • Stacy Petrovich, Placer Union High School District
  • Michelle Pieczynski, Roseville Joint Union High School District
  • Michelle Pontes, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Laura Rust, Eureka Union School District
  • Joanne Schafer, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Joaquin Virrey, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Kim Waltz, Placer Hills Union School District
  • Marina Washington, Roseville Joint Union High School District
  • Patti Waskowiak, Placer Hills Union School District
  • Gail Whinnery, Roseville Joint Union High School District
  • Cynthia Wright, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Viva Youngman, Placer Union High School District

 Placer County PBIS Recognition

On October 23, 2019, the Placer County Office of Education honored the 40 Placer County school sites that have been formally acknowledged by the California PBIS Coalition for their implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). 

 FAQ's

 

​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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     Quotations

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    “A teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where their influence stops.“

    ― Henry B ​Adams​