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El Dorado County Office of Education

EDCOE awards excellence with fair prizes

The El Dorado County Office of Education awarded more than 5,000 Committed to Educational Excellence Awards to outstanding students in preschool through 12th grade throughout El Dorado County at the end of this school year. Individual schools determined their own criteria to recognize up to 20 percent of their student body. The criteria may include scholastic […]

Charter Career Prep continues extraordinary program

The El Dorado County Office of Education’s El Dorado Trade School has been renamed Charter Career Prep, effective July 1. Located on Pleasant Valley Road in the town of El Dorado, the school delivers high-quality, career-focused education to students in grades seven through 12. The program offers hands-on projects and vocational opportunities to make learning […]

BOMUSD refinancing to yield $600k in savings

On May 28, the Black Oak Mine Union School District board unanimously approved a bond-refinancing plan. This vote highlights the board’s commitment of responsibly managing taxpayer dollars. This action will yield a savings of approximately $600,000. The 2006 Bond Measure “G” was passed by 64.45 percent of voters to generate $6.9 million worth of bonds […]

Runners stampede to raise money

More than 250 runners and volunteers participated in the second annual Sugarloaf Stampede on Saturday, April 18, benefitting the Sugarloaf Station Foundation — a nonprofit organization that grants partial scholarships to students who attend the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp during the summer. Students, parents, teachers, community members and their families ran or walked 5k, 10k […]

County home to three Gold Ribbon schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that 193 middle schools and 180 high schools have been honored under the state’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program. “These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” Torlakson said. […]

Innovative grants propel student achievement

During the 2014-15 school year, El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Innovation Grants helped more than a dozen classrooms across the county enhance student engagement, provide high-quality instruction and close the achievement gap. After a thorough application process last spring, EDCOE awarded grants up to $12,000 straight to classrooms. Teachers in El Dorado County […]

EDCOE employees deliver excellence in education

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) presented the annual Excellence in Education Award to program coordinator Sheila Silan on Tuesday, May 5. The award is given to one person in the organization, regardless of their position, who exemplifies the award’s namesake by being the embodiment of teamwork, innovation, collaboration and commitment to the […]

Enroll now for Child Development Programs

The El Dorado County Office of Education Child Development Programs are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. These programs provide an enriching preschool experience for children ages 3 to 5 years. Both full-cost and income-eligible subsidized families may apply for children turning 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. State […]

Office of Education conserves water for community

In response to the current drought and the governor’s proclamation for a 25 percent reduction in water consumption, the El Dorado County Office of Education is leading by example and taking the necessary steps to conserve as much as possible. “We are dedicating the resources necessary to implement a responsible plan that does not damage […]

Community leaders attend foster youth symposium

Over 40 community leaders came together on Monday, May 4, to identify ways to improve the lives of foster children in the area. The Foster Awareness Network hosts this annual symposium at the El Dorado County Office of Education, bringing together professionals and agencies who work with foster children to exchange ideas and work proactively […]

Electronic assessments help support student success

Students throughout El Dorado County have begun the new computerized assessments known as Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium exams. The assessments are new, computer-based tests that measure student knowledge of California’s English language arts and mathematics standards. These assessments replace the former paper-based, multiple-choice assessments for students in grades 3-8 and 11. Educators — from K-12 […]

Enroll now for EDCOE preschool programs

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) child development programs are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. These programs provide an enriching preschool experience for children ages 3 to 5 years. Both full-cost and income-eligible subsidized families may apply for children turning 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. […]

Electronic assessments help support student success

Students throughout El Dorado County have begun the new computerized assessments known as Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exams. The assessments are new, computer-based tests that measure student knowledge of California’s English language arts and mathematics standards. These assessments replace the former paper-based, multiple-choice assessments for students in grades 3-8 and 11. Educators — from […]

County Office of Education: Quality care matters

Quality child care promotes healthy growth and development, prepares children for school and sets the stage for lifelong learning. The direct service programs provided by the El Dorado County Office of Education include Head Start, State Preschool, Early Head Start and Charter Extended Day. These programs consistently meet established state and federal benchmarks of quality […]

Time to register for Sugarloaf Stampede

On Saturday, April 18, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) will host the annual Sugarloaf Stampede 5K/10K/10Mile race benefiting the Sugarloaf Station Foundation — a nonprofit organization that grants partial scholarships to students who attend the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp during the summer. Beginning and ending at Louisiana Schnell School in Placerville, enjoy […]

Careers and job fair open

The El Dorado Union High School District is hosting a county-wide Career Expo and Job Fair on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Union Mine High School, 6530 Koki Lane in El Dorado. The Career Expo will feature 80 different career fields with interactive displays. There will also be an engineering panel, a health careers […]

School board members recognized

Every year, the El Dorado County School Boards Association takes a moment to recognize the outstanding work done by members who sit on the district school boards throughout the county. On March 2 awards were presented in five different categories: Educational Statesmanship: John Parker, Mother Lode Union School District. Board members serve endless hours in […]

Sugarloaf stampede registration open

On Saturday, April 18, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) will host the annual Sugarloaf Stampede 5K/10K/10mile race benefiting the Sugarloaf Station Foundation — a nonprofit organization that grants partial scholarships to students who attend the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp during the summer. Beginning and ending at Louisiana Schnell School in Placerville, enjoy […]

Grants beef up technology in the classroom

After a thorough application process last spring, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) awarded more than a dozen classroom grants up to $12,000 to help teachers enhance student engagement, provide innovative instruction and close the achievement gap. Building on a crucial partnership, funding for these grants came from EDCOE and the El Dorado […]

Extended day programs praised

A national survey conducted by the Afterschool Alliance has distinguished California as the leading state in after school programs with strong student participation and high program satisfaction among parents. “These programs are helping our children learn and stay safe after school, while helping working parents keep their jobs,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom […]

El Dorado County libraries — so much more than books

Whether reading a book to an infant, researching periodicals for a school paper or scanning the Web to determine a new career move, the El Dorado County libraries provide a multitude of traditional and 21st century programs and tools to the public. There are six library branches in El Dorado County, which were visited by […]

Coat collection to keep students warm

Colder weather is here. The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Coat Drive is making sure students stay warm throughout the county. Through its annual coat drive, EDCOE is accepting donations of new coats — infant to adult sizes. Coats may be dropped off before Dec. 12 to the El Dorado County Office of Education, […]

Open house at observatory

Come see the night sky like never before at a free family event. Members of the community are welcome to see the wonders in the night sky at the Community Observatory Back to School Open House on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. The observatory is located behind the El Dorado Center, Folsom Lake […]

School closure update

Black Oak Mine Unified School District was open for classes Wednesday, as air quality was reassessed early this morning and deemed safe for students and staff. However, Otter Creek Elementary School will remain closed until evacuations of the immediate areas are lifted – those students continue to attend classes at Georgetown School. Air quality will […]

New admistration at MLUSD begins school year

Mother Lode Union School District is pleased to welcome a new school year and announce some administrative changes. The district is home to Indian Creek Elementary School and Herbert Green Middle School in Placerville and strives to nurture a partnership with students, staff, parents and the community, while meeting the educational needs of each child. […]

Georgianne Knight joins county ed board

During its regularly scheduled Aug. 14 meeting, the El Dorado County Board of Education provisionally appointed Georgianne Knight to the vacant board position, representing District 1. Her appointment expires in November. She is the only candidate running for the seat on the November ballot. Knight has worked for the California Department of Education for 18 […]

EDCOE Pearson Vue Testing Center grand opening

The El Dorado County Office of Education invites the community to the grand opening of its new Pearson Vue Testing Center 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Friday, Sept. 5, at 6767 Green Valley Road, Building E, Placerville. Attendees will have the chance to tour the center and learn about the many testing and certification services […]

County school board seat vacant

The El Dorado County School Board decided in a special meeting July 31 to make a provisional appointment for the unexpired portion of the term, which expires in November. The board will conduct candidate interviews at the next regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 14. The application deadline for this provisional appointment has been extended to […]

El Dorado County School Board vacancy

On July 9, El Dorado County Board of Education Member Matt Boyer submitted his letter of resignation, after representing District 1 for over a decade. The El Dorado County Board of Education will consider making an appointment to fill this vacancy at a special meeting scheduled for July 31 at 11:30 a.m., at the administration […]

EDCOE implements innovative grants

Classroom-level grants will soon help to bring more innovative and engaging learning experiences to the students of El Dorado County and a cohort of educators is working together to ensure successful implementation. The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) announced the Innovation Grant recipients on May 31 and provides guidance, training and tools to […]

Head Start and Early Head Start to continue

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is pleased to announce it will continue its 40-year legacy as the county’s premiere early childhood education provider, supporting children ages birth through 5 and families on their path to self-sufficiency and life preparedness. On June 17, EDCOE secured the necessary funding to continue the Head Start […]

School board workshop July 14

Elections to fill open vacancies on school boards throughout the county will be held on Election Day in November, and there is still time to register for the Prospective School Board Member Workshop on Monday, July 14, at the El Dorado County Office of Education. The El Dorado County School Boards Association and EDCOE host […]

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Indian Diggings School is a hidden treasure

Indian Diggings School may not be easily found on a map, but the stellar education provided to students by their dedicated teachers makes it well worth looking for. Nestled in south El Dorado County, a team of six staff help operate and teach at the school of less than 20 students ranging from kindergarten to […]

Schools test new, electronic student assessments

The schools in El Dorado County are finishing their trial runs of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing, which will gauge student progress toward meeting the Common Core State Standards and be fully implemented in spring 2015. Testing began in March and includes students piloting the electronic system, teachers and administrators evaluating exam procedures […]

Foster Youth Symposium strengthens professional network

More than 40 community professionals, including representation from the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, came together in April, to identify ways to improve the lives of foster children in the area. They met to network, exchange ideas and work proactively to enhance current programs. They endeavored to discover areas of opportunity and […]

Classroom innovations fostered by school grants

As part of the El Dorado County Office of Education’s commitment to excellence in education, Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers is pleased to announce that school teachers in El Dorado County will soon be eligible for 21st Century Classroom Innovation Grant funds. Responding to career and higher-education expectations, the purpose of these grants is […]

Community Observatory to host Astronomy Day

The Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory is a window to the night sky. Members of the community will have the opportunity to become astronomers during Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 3 at the community observatory, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville. Attendees will have the chance to see the stars through various reflecting telescopes, follow […]

Runners stampede for Sugarloaf scholarships

More than 140 runners braved the unpredictable weather on March 29 and participated in the first Sugarloaf Stampede benefitting the Sugarloaf Station Foundation — a nonprofit organization that grants partial scholarships to students who attend the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp during the summer. Students, parents, teachers, community members and their families ran or walked 5k, […]

Office of Education provides a wealth of services

Parents and families play an important role in student success. EDCOE provides services, administration and infrastructure as a partner with parents for a variety of educational programs. Included in our services are child development programs for young children birth to 5 years of age, which promote the well-being of the whole child to prepare them […]

Sugarloaf Stampede set to run

Please join the El Dorado County Office of Education in the first-ever fundraiser run to benefit the Sugarloaf Station Foundation on March 29. Runners will enjoy a part-paved, part-dirt out-and-back course over what was once the historic Southern Pacific Railway line. The event will consist of three course lengths: a 5K run/walk, a 10K, and […]

Fischer picked for ed board

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers announced that the El Dorado County Board of Education conducted interviews Dec. 10 to fill the board vacancy in District 5 due to the resignation of Gene Rasmussen. Rich Fischer was selected by the El Dorado County Board of Education to serve as the Trustee for […]

Supes OK prevention plan

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors recently approved the countywide Prevention and Early Intervention Plans (PEI), which includes funding for three initiatives to be administered by the El Dorado County Office of Education. The current year funding is up to $292,000 to support these EDCOE initiatives for school-age children. The intent of PEI programs […]

Board of Education vacancy in Trustee Area V

L. Eugene Rasmussen, a well-respected member of the El Dorado County Board of Education since 1996, resigned his membership from the board effective Nov. 6, which created a vacancy in Trustee Area V. The board would like to fill this vacancy through a provisional appointment process on Dec. 10. All interested residents of Supervisorial District […]

Sugarloaf fundraiser

The Sugarloaf Station Foundation announces its sixth annual Whitewater Happening Fundraiser. Participants take a thrilling 11-mile ride down the South Fork of the American River on Monday, June 24. Rafters meet at Henningsen-Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road in Coloma, at 11:30 a.m. and the rafts leave at noon for the Class III ride. Cost is $60 […]

Homeowner Bill of Rights in effect next week

SACRAMENTO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, a landmark package of legislation that extends key mortgage and foreclosure protections to California homeowners and borrowers, will take effect on Jan. 1. The new laws restrict dual-track foreclosures, guarantee struggling homeowners a reliable point of contact at their lender […]

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