Placer County Office of Education

County ‘enhances’ child abuse reporting guides

The County Office of Education announced it will “enhance” its child abuse notification process in conjunction with a foundation that started after a toddler’s death. On We ...

Another view: Studying ways to slice costs of education

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. Recently the Auburn Journal called for education leaders to “step up” and lead districts experiencing this “budget ...

Our View: County education office must take a leadership role

It’s time for a change in local public education. It’s time for the Placer County Office of Education board and Superintendent Gayle Garbolino-Mojica to step up. Auburn Union a ...

Our View: 2010: Let’s get back to basics on money, water, jobs

If 2009 was the year of the great recession, is 2010 the year of the great recovery? While few economists see the new year bringing robust growth, there are enough positive signs ...

Our View: Millionaire’s estate reminds us to be selective, generous

Some lead with strong words. Some lead by example. And some, like the late Virgil Harrigan, show us we can lead with grace and dignity during our lifetime, and well beyond. This ...

Placer County bringing H1N1 vaccine to students

Usually it’s frowned upon when children stick things up their noses. That wasn’t the case Tuesday morning, when Auburn Elementary students patiently waited their turns in the ...

School district mergers must be more than talk

Foothill districts should consider cost-cutting idea It’s good that Auburn-area schools officials are openly talking about reorganization, as they did last week in an informat ...

Reorganization a topic on the mind of local schools

Placer County schools are now equipped with one more tool if they head down the path of district reorganization. School superintendents, trustees and other interested community m ...

Placer County Office of Education hosts reorganization workshop

School district reorganization is the topic of an upcoming informational workshop. The Placer County Office of Education hosts the workshop, meant to examine issues involving scho ...

Targeted teacher amazes

Re: Scott Juceam’s claim against Placer County Office of Education that his son was shaken by a teacher (Journal, Sept. 25). I work for PCOE and had the pleasure of working unde ...

Family that lost daughter says son was abused, too

Scott Juceam, whose daughter Hannah died May 13, 2006, allegedly from shaken baby syndrome, says that his son Benjamin, Hannah’s twin, was shaken by his teacher. Scott Juceam rec ...

Juceams: Teacher violently shook boy

The county’s education chief has responded to charges that a special education teacher abused the child of Scott and Lorena Juceam, calling them without basis. In a news release ...

Another View: Winning strategy at work in Placer public schools

Last week I had an opportunity to speak to over 500 Placer County Office of Education employees regarding the state of education in our county and state. I challenged our staff to ...

Auburn police officers’ union dropped its lawsuit against city on the quick

Laboring through the notebook while wondering if it wouldn’t be more expedient to furlough the state legislature rather than the state workers … And speaking of labor, wasn’ ...

Popular teacher dies on the trail

Students placed wooden crosses and a sign filled with heartfelt sentiments Wednesday beside a trail near Auburn to remember high school teacher Mike Weaver. An influential Chana H ...