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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 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.

Event Highlights

  • 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 and management.

  • 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.

 Community Leader Breakfast

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 is hosting the 8th Annual Placer County Office of Education Community Leader "Virtual" Breakfast Event on Friday, October 16 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Hear what's new and exciting in K-12 public education and learn how educators are addressing new challenges in our schools.

This virtual event is by invitation only. Email Chief Communications Officer Michelle Eklund at meklund@placercoe.org with any questions.

 Placer County School Boards Association Trustee Dinner

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.

2019 Event Highlights

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.

 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. STay tuned for more information about the 2021 event.

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

Join the Placer County Office of Education as we celebrate the "Community Cares" statewide PBS award winners formally acknowledged by the California PBIS Coalition for their implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This special Placer County PBIS Recognition Virtual Event will be held on Tuesday, October 27 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

This virtual event is by invitation only. Email Prevention Supports & Services Coordinator Kerri Fulton at kfulton@placercoe.org with any questions.

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

    ― Henry B ​Adams​