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.
The Placer County Office of Education celebrates the back-to-school season with our employees through a special kick-off celebration.
Format and Location TBD. This is a regular
contract day. Look for more information in the coming months.
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 hosted the 8th Annual Placer County Office of Education
Community Leader "Virtual" Breakfast Event on Friday, October 16, 2020. She shared what's new and
exciting in K-12 public education and discussed how educators in Placer County addressed new
challenges in our schools amid COVID-19.
In February 2021, three Placer County teams competed in the 2021 Placer
County Academic Decathlon - the premier scholastic competition for high
school students across the county -- with Rocklin High School taking top
honors scoring 21,764 points. This is the first time the school has won
the countywide competition. The team now advances to the state finals,
which will be held in March 2021.
The competition was held virtually over the past several weeks due to
COVID-19 restrictions. Students focused on the topic, "The Cold War"
across 10 categories including art, economics, essay, interview,
language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science and
speech. The Decathlon normally culminates with a “Super Quiz” held in a
high school gym, with teams competing in front of a large cheering
audience. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an in-person competition was not
possible this year, so testing, speeches and interviews were conducted
The Placer County Office of Education celebrated the success of all three Placer County teams during a Virtual Awards Celebration on February 16, 2021. See the full list of indvidual medal awards and super decathlete awards.
The Placer County School Boards Association hosts an annual dinner to celebrate and recognize school board trustees throughout the county. The 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Stay tuned for more information about the 2021 event, by invitation only.
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.
2021 Placer County Spelling Bee and Grand Finals has been cancelled due to
decision is difficult to make, we take this action based on what is known at
this time about the transmission and severity of the illness. COVID-19 cases are surging across the state. Placer County
is in “deep purple” in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy and the
Greater Sacramento area is under a Regional Stay Home Order. We face
difficult weeks ahead and we must remain vigilant to weather them. The health and safety of our school communities has long
been our top priority, and we take that responsibility seriously.
Thank you for your cooperation and
support in helping us to maintain a healthy and safe environment for our
students and school communities.
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.
At this time, we are planning for two in-person events with a limited invitation list to include the nominee plus one guest and district superintendents only. This strategy, in addition to wearing masks and allowing for physical distancing, helps us create smaller gatherings of possible attendees. Both events will take advantage of open air spaces and provide individually packaged catering options.
Marueen Berg, Eureka Union School District
Francisca Diaz, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
Jennifer Milne, Roseville City School District
Steven Erickson, Newcastle Elementary School District
Kara Frank, Auburn Union School District
Trisha Lopez, Placer County Office of Education
Catherine Niedzwiecki, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
Kristie Sgambati, Rocklin Unified School District
Diane Welch, Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Lisa Shrider, Roseville City School District
Daniela Thompson, Western Placer Unified School District
Steffan Wagman, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
Christopher John (CJ) Addomgtpm, Roseville Joint Union High School District
Emilie Cavolt, Rocklin Unified School District
Andrew Grames, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
Tara Jeane, Western Placer Unified School District
Rachel Stewart, Roseville Joint Union High School District
Wade Wolff, Placer Union High School District
Nichole DeGraaf, Auburn Union School Distirct
Shannon Sanderson, Rocklin Unified School District
Juana Torres, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
Katherine Voigt, Roseville Joint Union High School District
Maintenance Operations and Facilities
Omar DelValle, Eureka Union School District
Dana Gelber, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
Redziba Kikanovic, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
Jose Macias, Rocklin Unified School District
Umesh Maharaj, Roseville Joint Union High School District
Paul Smith, Roseville City School Distirct
Office and Technical
Ronda Black, Placer Union High School District
Wendi Brabon, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
Cathy Bridge, Eureka Union School District
Angela Button, Western Placer Unified School District
Sylvia Drewry, Placer County Office of Education
Shannon Ingram, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
Claudine Kratz, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
Georgia Navarre, Rocklin Unified School District
Lisa Owen, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
Meagan Swartz, Roseville Joint Union High School District
Michele Vergara, Roseville City School Distirct
Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance
Terri Allen, Rocklin Unified School District
Michele Berni, Newcastle Elementary School District
Myrna Boone, Eureka Union School District
Malissa Cruz, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
Lotte O'Neill, Placer Union High School District
Pamela Teves, Roseville Joint Union High School District
Michelle Watkins, Roseville City School Distirct
Support Services and Security
Annettee Boardingham, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
Adela Gonzalez del Valle, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
Charlene MacDonald, Eureka Union School District
Julie Summey, Placer County Office of Education
Sonhi Toston, Rocklin Unified School District
Derek Bosserman, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
Sharon Cree, Rocklin Unified School District
Jose Sanchez, Roseville Joint Union High School District
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.
"Placer County schools consistently rank in the top state and national
percentages for test scores, student achievement, college and career
readiness and daily attendance," said Placer County Superintendent of
Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica. "I join the California PBIS Coalition in congratulating these
schools in their statewide honors."
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.
“A teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where their influence stops.“
― Henry B Adams