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 typically celebrates the back-to-school season with our employees through a special kick-off celebration. This is an opportunity for the entire organization to come together to hear the state of education address for our county and organization.
Additionally, we celebrate new employees, honor years of service for longtime employees and recognize our outstanding classified, certificated and management colleagues.
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 hosted the annual Community Leader Breakfast on
September 20, 2019 at the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE)
Seavey Center in Rocklin.
"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," said Superintendent
Garbolino-Mojica. "It's no wonder Placer County is gold in education."
year we are adapting to the changing education environment. We know
students come to school with a variety of unique challenges, whether
it’s social-emotional or learning-based obstacles. Placer County is
working to address those needs and support our districts in doing so as
well," continued Superintendent Garbolino-Mojica. Read more.
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. Read more.
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.
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.
Placer County School Boards Association Trustee Special Recognition Awards
Watch videos of the Trustees of the Year on YouTube.
“A teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where their influence stops.“
― Henry B Adams