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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

 Featured Event: Placer County PBIS Celebration

The Placer County Office of Education will be hosting a celebration event to honor 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).   

Award recipients will be presented with a formal declaration of acknowledgement.  

  • Who Should Attend: District Superintendent, Recognized PBIS Site Principals, Recognized Site PBIS Team Leads, PBIS District Coordinators and Coaches (please forward this invitation to the correct sites and staff) 
  • Date: October 23rd 
  • Time: Doors open at 4 p.m., cereminy begins at 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: PCOE Seavey Center, 655 Menlo Drive, Rocklin, CA 95765
For more information, contact Liz Campo via email.

 Back-to-School Kick-Off

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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.

 Community Leader Breakfast

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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 Trustees Dinner

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.

 Placer County Spelling Bee

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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.

 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 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!

 Certificated Nominees

  • ​Auburn Union School District – Kalyn Clover
  • Placer County Office of Education – Mike DePew
  • Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District – Lisa Dushane
  • Loomis Union School District – John-Paul Gonzalez
  • Roseville Joint Union High School District – Erin Granucci
  • Roseville City School District – Luanne Harold
  • Roseville Joint Union High School District – Kyle Holmes
  • Eureka Union School District – Stephanie Krisiak
  • Rocklin Unified School District – Lynn Meiers
  • Western Placer Unified School District – Ben Palafox
  • Tahoe Truckee Unified School District – Jill Parmeter-Zapata
  • Placer Hills Union School District – Julie Paul
  • Western Placer Unified School District – Lauren Quinn
  • Placer Union Hills High School District – Matthew Rickabaugh
  • Roseville City School District – Ashley Rue
  • Tahoe Truckee Unified School District – Jamie Schwartz
  • Rocklin Unified School District – Lea Seabrook-Rocha
  • Newcastle Elementary School District – Jenny Stocks
  • Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District – Julie Womack

 Classified Nominees

  • ​Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District - Margaret Ayers
  • Western Placer Unified School District - Sara Bartlett
  • Placer County Office of Education - Kimberly Berryman
  • Placer Union High School District - Greg Bettencourt
  • Rocklin Unified School District - Judith Brush
  • Eureka Union School District - Lisa Dust
  • Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District - Jeanne Evanson
  • Loomis Union School District - Tony Fregoso
  • Rocklin Unified School District - Stacy Gallman
  • Roseville Joint Union High School District - Crystal Gist
  • Roseville Joint Union High School District - Howard Goodall
  • Tahoe Truckee Unified School District - Leo Guerrero  
  • Roseville Joint Union High School District - Anna Hagen
  • Roseville City School District - Brian Hale
  • Roseville Joint Union High School District - Kari Lafferty
  • Roseville Joint Union High School District - Sharon Laguna
  • Western Placer Unified School District - Doris Lamb
  • Western Placer Unified School District - Sharon Leon
  • Auburn Union School District - Kelly Loveall
  • Placer Hills Union School District - Kevin McWilliams
  • Auburn Union School District - Leticia Medley
  • Rocklin Unified School District - Dean Moore
  • Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District - Aurel Nicolae
  • Western Placer Unified - Lisa Nunez
  • Auburn Union School District - Pedro Orellano
  • Rocklin Unified School District - Tracy Rissanen
  • Placer Union High School District - Marcene Rossiter
  • Roseville City School District - Clint Salis
  • Newcastle Elementary School District - Julie Santos
  • Western Placer Unified School District - Troy Schwartz
  • Eureka Union School District - Beth Showman-Lee
  • Tahoe Truckee Unified School District - Peter Siebelink
  • Roseville City School District - Julie Sobczak
  • Western Placer Unified School District - Pam Soha
  • Tahoe Truckee Unified School District - Laurie Stefanelli
  • Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District - Evelyn Standen  
  • Tahoe Truckee Unified School District - Rob Williams
  • Roseville City School District - Ann Wilmoth

 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​