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 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.
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. 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.
The 2020 Placer County Spelling Bee Oral Competition will be March 12, 2020 at the Seavey Center in Rocklin. Please see your local school district coordinators for more information. Any questions regarding the countywide program may be directed to Jessica Garlock in the Communications Office at email@example.com.
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. Congratulations to the 2019 nominees!
The 2020 Placer County Teachers & Classified School Employees Awards Reception will be May 18,
2020 at the Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville. Any questions regarding the countywide program may be directed to Chief Communications Officer Michelle Eklund at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
View the event photos on Facebook.
2019 Community Leader Breakfast
View the event photos on Facebook.
2020 Spelling Bee Informational Packet
For district coordinators only.
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