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.
Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica will host the 10th Annual Placer County Office of Education Community Leader Breakfast at the Rocklin Event Center Garden. Hear what's new and exciting in public education and learn how educators are addressing emerging challenges in our schools.
Contact Michelle Eklund for details.
The Placer County School Boards Association (PCSBA) will celebrate local school board members at this annual event. Plus, attendees will hear from one of the Placer County Teachers of the Year for a special keynote address.Contact Suzie Arcuri for details.
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.
See photos from the event on Facebook.
Read the press release.
See the winners in our Spotlight section of the website.
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.
In 2022, Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica honored 46 amazing classified school employees and 22 dedicated teachers.
View photos from the event on Facebook.
Read the Classified press release and the Teacher press release.
BY INVITATION ONLY - The Placer County Office of Education is proud to recognize and honor the schools that have been acknowledged by the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition for their ongoing, positive efforts as part of the Community Cares acknowledgment process. Stay tuned for more information about the 2022 event.
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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