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​Office of the County Superintendent

Welcome to the Placer County Office of Education. We believe that quality education is a vital priority for the students and citizens of Placer County. The Placer County Office of Education, along with sixteen individual school districts and one community college district, work to strive that every child be equipped with a first-class education to succeed in a global economy, to appreciate the cultural, social and historical resources of their community, and to be active participants in civic responsibilities.

​In order to serve the students of Placer County, the Placer County Office of Education, in conjunction with local school districts, provides an array of programs and services to meet student needs. We accomplish this task by:​​​

  • Providing high-quality specialized programs for students

  • Recruiting, retaining, and developing highly qualified staff

  • Monitoring fiscal accountability and expenditures of our taxpayer's dollars.

I invite you to tour the Placer County Office of Education’s website to learn more about the important programs in our office or to link with school districts in our county. It is my honor to serve you as Placer County Superintendent of Schools.​

 A Special Video Spotlight

COVID-19 and Our Schools: A Year in Review

​It's been one full year of our efforts to fight COVID-19, and we’ve turned a corner with numbers in Placer County swiftly trending downward. At the time of this writing, our case rate is quickly approaching the Red Tier at 7.7 cases per 100,000 and our testing positivity rate has been trending in the Orange Tier at 3.4 percent.

Placer County is among the top leaders in the state with vaccine distribution, giving out the most doses per 100,000 residents. Placer County was also one of the first to begin vaccination for Phase 1B Tier 1, which includes those working in education and childcare. Through our collaborative efforts, I’m pleased to share that every school employee in Placer County has had an opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

As we look at our education system, youth sports have been given a green light to proceed following safety mitigation measures. But most importantly, Placer County schools are open in various forms of in-person instruction and are moving towards five-days a week modified schedules while keeping health and safety at the forefront. 

Throughout the pandemic, my office has worked closely with its many partners to help schools meet the needs of students and our school communities. I'm proud of the educational community in Placer County. Take a look at the video below to reflect back on our accomplishments over the past year and hear about the fight that lies on the road ahead for Placer County schools.



Picture of Superintendent Gayle Garbolino-MojicaGayle Garbolino-Mojica was elected to Placer County Superintendent of Schools on June 6, 2006, and is currently serving her fourth term.

Ms. Garbolino-Mojica is a graduate of the University of California, Davis. She received her teaching credential from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an Administrative Credential and master's degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from California State University, Sacramento. ​ 


Picture of hands together for a business teamThe Placer County Office of Education leadership team is known as the Cabinet. Together with the Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica, they meet to examine educational issues, discuss concerns, collaborate on solutions, provide counsel to the Superintendent and to celebrate learning and student achievement.​

Meet the Cabinet Team Members

 Fair Political Practices

Fair Political PracticeThe Political Reform Act of 1974 requires persons holding specified public offices to file disclosures of investments, real property interests and income within specified periods of assuming or leaving office and annually while in office. ​

PCOE is required by State Law to file their Statements of Economic Interests - Form 700 with the County Clerk Recorders Office, who retains a copy of each statement and forwards the original to the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). 

​​​​Learn about the Fair Political Practice Commission


Not sure of your District or the schools located in your District?   

Our What's My District App will assist you by matching your address to your district.  Once your district appears on the map below, you can find the district schools and contact information for school Board of Trustees, Administrative contact information, in addition to school district websites links. ​


Placer County serves more than 2,000 children through our early childhood programs. We work together with child care providers, preschool teachers, and school districts to provide early education and child care services.   


Our staff works together with families and infant children to assist in a child’s development and learning in their natural daily activities and builds on the next steps in the child’s learning.  Placer County staff travels to over 150 homes per week.​


Placer County offers cognitive,academic,social,and physical development of severely disabled students through specialized instruction and services. Our services are available for our students whose needs require a specialized program not offered in their local districts. Students include those who are severely multiply disabled, orthopedically disabled, hearing and visually impaired, emotionally disturbed and students with autism.​​

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    “A teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where their influence stops.“

    ― Henry B ​Adams​