Vicki Barber

Schools, law officers conducting campus safety reviews

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Vicki Barber and other local superintendents met Jan. 16with local law enforcement agencies to continue collaborative efforts regarding school safety.  Sheriff John D’Agostini, Placerville Chief of Police George Nielson, South Lake Tahoe Chief of Police Brian Uhler and El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson were in attendance. For years, […]

County superintendent to retire in June

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Vicki L. Barber, Ed.D, has announced her plans to retire from her position effective June 30. Barber, who was first elected County Superintendent of Schools in 1994, was reelected for four additional terms and will retire with 19 years as County Superintendent.  Barber began with the El Dorado County […]

My turn: A safe place for our students

Education plays an important role in the future of our children, community, state and country. At the El Dorado County Office of Education we use every resource available to ensure our students are better prepared and equipped to succeed in the future. The people of California gave us one key resource when they approved Proposition […]

My Turn: Less drugs, more life

Recently I had a conversation with a young man who was planning to work on my car. He’s personable, easy to talk with, and very candid in his conversation. As we chatted, he mentioned he had difficulties with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). He said he earned a 3.0-plus grade point average in high school […]

My Turn: County high schools to launch ‘Distracted Driving’ program

A program to alert young drivers to the dangers of being distracted while driving is being quietly launched by student leaders, teachers and administrators at El Dorado County’s five public high schools and the County Office of Education. Even a split-second distraction can have deadly or long-lasting consequences, and the advent of cell phones and […]

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