Placer County Office of Education

Local preschools now enrolling

The Placer County Office of Education recently announced that eight of its preschool sites are enrolling. Those sites are:• Auburn Elementary Preschool11400 Lariat Ranch Road, ...

Placer teachers prepare for Common Core standards

Teachers in schools across Placer County are preparing themselves and their students for upcoming changes to the standards they teach by. On Aug. 2, 2010, California adopted the Co ...

Schools brace for looming tax vote

The unpredictability of whether or not Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative will pass has local school districts and institutions of higher education reading tea leaves while they pre ...

Sports safety, speed training camps offered in Roseville, Auburn

Safe Kids Placer County will hold two youth sports safety clinics and three speed training camps as part of Safe Kids Week. All are free.The safety clinics are scheduled for Monday ...

Our View: Charter school trend doesn’t add up

One of the hottest local trends seems to be getting your child into a charter school. Auburn Union School District and the Placer County Office of Education are both on track to op ...

Office of Education plans to open charter school by this fall

The Placer County Office of Education is moving forward with plans to open a charter school in South Placer County in time for the 2012-2013 school year. The board voted unanimou ...

Our View: Choice of school takes back seat to economic reality

When it comes to educating our youth, having a choice in where our children go to school is paramount. But how necessary are those new choices when they aren’t much different tha ...

New charter school could be offered through Placer County Office of Education

The possibility of a new charter school offered through the Placer County Office of Education is raising controversy among some parents and school district officials. Teachers an ...

County office of education hiring variety of positions

With many schools and districts facing tough financial times and the loss of programs and staff, the Placer County Office of Education is filling some positions in local education. ...

Placer Office of Education names employees of the year

Several office of education employees were recently honored for their work in the county. The Placer County Office of Education presented its 2011 employees of the year to its boa ...

Board of Trustees votes to eliminate senior project

Senior project will no longer be a Placer Union High School District graduation requirement for the foreseeable future. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to eliminate seni ...

Skills class offers chance for independence

Jordan Data’s favorite part of class is doing laundry. Data, 21, is one of the 11 students enrolled in the Placer County Office of Education’s Functional Skills Program at th ...

Drug, alcohol test kits available at local schools

Several agencies in Placer County are hoping to prevent teen alcohol and drug use in the local community, and parents and students have mixed opinions. With a grant through the P ...

Our View: Now is no time for a pay raise

It’s the holidays and what better gift to give to your elected county schools superintendent than a pay raise to an already hefty salary? Thursday night the Placer County Office ...

Disclose where school monies go

Regarding “Trustee predicts that by 2013 district will not be able to meet basic bills,” (Journal, Nov. 4): Is this poor management? Maybe complete transparency would most cer ...