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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Author Archive: El Dorado County Office of Education

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 […]

Local preps shine on high school exit exam

For the sixth straight year, students in El Dorado County have passed the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) at a significantly higher rate than the state average. The CAHSEE measures whether public high school students demonstrate grade level competency in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. In 2012, 91 percent of El Dorado County students passed […]

County schools face severe impacts if Prop. 30 fails, coalition warns

“El Dorado County’s 15 school districts, serving approximately 28,000 students, will face severe impacts that almost certainly will damage educational quality if California voters reject Proposition 30 on Nov. 6, 2012,” warned a recently formed coalition of school teachers, parents, support staff, board members, school administrators and local officials. The El Dorado Schools Coalition, formed […]

Transitional kindergarten program to add more schools

El Dorado County school districts will be trying out a “new” kindergarten this fall. It’s called “transitional kindergarten,” commonly called just “TK.” It will be in addition to the traditional kindergarten classes — outlined under a 2011 mandate of the state Legislature that narrowly survived a threatened cut in the state’s budget revision in May. […]

API report released

The state of California recently released the 2011 Base Academic Performance Index Report which includes school growth targets and rankings. The state uses two types of school rankings to compare school performance on the 2011 STAR tests. The first, the Statewide Ranking, shows a school’s performance in relation to all schools in the state. The […]

Rafting trip to benefit the arts

The Sugarloaf Station Foundation is having its fifth annual Whitewater Happening Fundraiser. Take a thrilling 11-mile ride down the South Fork of the American River on Monday, June 25 to benefit the arts camp. Starting at Henningsen/Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road in Lotus, rafters will meet at 11:30 a.m. The rafts leave at noon. This […]

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