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.
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The Placer County Office of Education celebrated the back-to-school season with a special kick-off event just for employees. This was an opportunity for the entire organization to come together to hear the state of education address for our county and organization. Additionally, we celebrated new employees, honored years of service for longtime employees and recognized our outstanding classified, certificated and management colleagues.
View the Facebook photo album to see the excitement.
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. It's no wonder Placer County is #goldineducation.
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 hosts an annual Community Leader Breakfast, by invitation only. View photos from the 2019 event.
For more information, please contact Michelle Eklund at Email.
Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica, along with the Executive Committee of the Placer County School Boards Association (PCSBA), hosts an annual Trustee Dinner each November.
The theme for the 2019 event is "You are the Key to Educational Success." The event will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista. We will celebrate longevity and honor Trustees of the Year.
RSVP to Suzie Arcuri via email.
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. These students previously won school or district spelling competitions in one of two grade categories--elementary division for 4-6th grades and junior division for 7-8th grades.
After the county championship, the winner and runner-up in both divisions will represent Placer County at the State Spelling Championships to be held in the spring.
At the 2019 Placer County Spelling Bee, approximately 250 students in grades four through eight competed in the Placer County written examination in January, with the top 10 scorers moving on to the Oral Finals on March 13 at the Placer County Office of Education's Seavey Center in Rocklin, CA.
Emeritus Professor of English at Sierra College and retired Placer County Superintendent Alan Shuttleworth once again served as the “Voice of the Spelling Bee." Mr. Shuttleworth pronounced the words the students had to spell correctly while Placer County Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Jennifer Hicks and Placer County Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Colleen Slattery served as Co-Master of Ceremonies for the event. See the 2019 Placer County Spelling Bee winners.
Check back for more information about the 2020 Placer County Spelling Bee.
Held annually in May, the Placer County Teachers & Classified School Employees of the Year Reception celebrates the remarkable talent and dedication of Placer County's educational community.
The 2019 event was held on May 20 at the Morgan Creek Golf Club and honored 19 exemplary teachers and 39 remarkable classified school employees from the north shore of Lake Tahoe all the way down to Antelope and everywhere in between. See the Placer County Teachers & Classified School Employees of the Year.
Check back for more information for the 2020 Placer County Teachers & Classified School Employees of the Year Awards Reception.
Congratulations to the 2019 nominees!
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.
2019 Teacher & Classified School Employees of the Year Awards Reception
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2019 Community Leader Breakfast
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“A teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where their influence stops.“
― Henry B Adams