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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

13:25 PM - September 27, 2022

September is National Suicide Prevention Month – a time to openly acknowledge the subject and learn about resources. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 45,979 people died by suicide in the United States in 2020. In El Dorado County, 35 residents took their own lives in …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Amy Ferguson

15:45 PM - September 15, 2022


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Props, Cops & Rodders is Saturday, September 24

15:30 PM - September 12, 2022

El Dorado County Office of Education is excited to be back at the Props, Cops & Rodders Show & Shine Fly-In on Saturday, September 24 at the Cameron Air Park. We’ll be hosting the Kids Zone where there will be bounce houses, corn hole, Red Hawk Casino’s Kids Quest, as well as multiple …

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Adam Clark Joins El Dorado County Board of Education

15:55 PM - August 02, 2022

At the August 2, 2022 meeting of the El Dorado County Board of Education, Adam Clark took his Oath of Office and was sworn in to his new role as Trustee for Area 2. Clark fills the vacancy left by former member John Lane, and will serve approximately four months to complete the term, …

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Students Learn and Grow at Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp

12:25 PM - August 02, 2022

At the Sly Park Environmental Education Center in Pollock Pines, students gather in groups. Some with instruments and scripts in hand, others preparing for a hike. This can only mean one thing: Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp is back for its 62nd season. And with the 2021 camp held at Union …

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Community Partners Meet for Boots on the Ground for Our Youth

15:30 PM - August 01, 2022

a large group of people stand together looking at cameraSchool has yet to begin, but EDCOE is promoting a special collaboration with community organizations to support El Dorado County children. Boots on the Ground for Our Youth is an alliance of dedicated professionals from across El Dorado County teaming with EDCOE to focus on youth …

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Apply Today for El Dorado County Board of Education Vacancy

08:05 AM - June 24, 2022

After twenty-eight years of service to students in our community, El Dorado County Board of Education Member John Lane will be stepping down from his role, after representing Area 2 for two decades. The El Dorado County Board of Education will consider making a provisional appointment to fill this …

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Camino Union School District Selects Patricia Horn as New Superintendent/Principal

08:30 AM - June 22, 2022

Patricia Horn smiling for the camera.

On Tuesday, June 21, the Camino Union School District (CUSD) Board unanimously approved the selection of Patricia Horn as their new superintendent/principal. Following the meeting, CUSD Board President Judy Morris stated, “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to welcome …

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A Commitment to Safe Schools in El Dorado County

15:30 PM - June 09, 2022

A Message From El Dorado County Education Leaders and Law Enforcement Partners

In El Dorado County, keeping students and schools safe is a top priority for every educational leader and law enforcement agency. Increasingly, families are asking about planning and preparedness for school emergencies, …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Jen Parker

10:00 AM - May 26, 2022

Jen Parker's portrait


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Register Now for Prospective School Board Member Workshop

15:00 PM - May 23, 2022

County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala presents to a group of people

Voters will make many decisions on Election Day in November, including the selection of individuals to fill open seats on school boards throughout the County. The El Dorado County School Boards Association and the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) will host the Prospective …

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EDC Youth Commission Presents to the Board of Supervisors

13:00 PM - May 23, 2022


Left to right:  Amy Pooley, Grace Lawson, Lucas Johnston, Supervisor Turnboo, Supervisor Parlin, Avery Sheridan, Zofia Bradford, Emma Lopez, Mahee Haswani, Supervisor Thomas, Amanda Kendler, Supervisor Novasel, Macy Little, Emilia Delmolino, Supervisor Hidahl, Lauryn Sumimoto, Dr. Ed Manansala, Michael Gillespie

Recently at a El Dorado County (EDC) Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, EDC Youth Commissioners presented on their efforts over the last school year that revolved around benefitting youth mental health and wellness. Commissioners took turns presenting to the BOS articulating how they …

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Farm Day 2022

14:30 PM - May 13, 2022

Schools from all around El Dorado County entered the county fairgrounds for the 20th Annual Farm Day Event! Over 900 elementary school students got to learn about many aspects of agriculture and how it is one of the biggest industries in California. Farm Day, Great Day!


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Director of Teacher Residency to Begin Cultivating Teachers in EDC

14:00 PM - April 25, 2022

Dr. Carolyn Parker's portrait

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is pleased to announce that Dr. Carolyn Parker has accepted the position of Director of Teacher Residency, a newly created role made possible through a partnership with Alder Graduate School of Education.  After accepting the position, Dr. …

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Aubrey Bonham Receives Placerville Kiwanis Student Leader of the Month Award

12:00 PM - April 22, 2022

Aubrey Bonham smiles holding her award

Recently, the Kiwanis Club of Placerville awarded El Dorado High School (EDHS) sophomore and Key Club Treasurer, Aubrey Bonham, with the Student Service Leader of the Month Award for April. After receiving the award, she stated. “It is an honor to be part of Key Club, and it is nice to …

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Matt Smith Named EDCOE’s Director of Mental Health and Wellness

10:00 AM - April 18, 2022

Photo of Matt

EDCOE recently applied for and received the Mental Health Student Services Act Grant to assist in expanding access to mental health services for children and youth, including countywide student assessments and campus-based mental health services. This grant will facilitate community …

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Students Become Empowered to Help Peers Prevent Tobacco Use

08:40 AM - April 18, 2022

Training in gym with students

Recently, EDCOE hosted a student training day for the Tobacco-Use Prevention Education program which included students from El Dorado, Independence, Union Mine, and Black Oak Mine Unified School District. The purpose of this program is to equip adolescents with knowledge and develop …

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COVID-19 Vaccinations in Schools Delayed

09:55 AM - April 16, 2022

On Friday, April 14, the California Department of Public Health announced that the student vaccine mandate (that included a personal belief exemption) will be delayed until, no sooner than July 1, 2023. This announcement comes as the FDA has not yet fully approved the COVID-19 vaccine for …

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Patrick Paturel Selected as Pioneer USD Superintendent

12:00 PM - April 08, 2022

Photo of PatrickThe Pioneer Union School District (PUSD) is pleased to announce that Patrick Paturel will become their new Superintendent and Principal of Mountain Creek Middle School. After the PUSD board approved his selection during their meeting on Thursday, April 7, Board President Jonathan Russell …

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EDCOE Team Members Honored

12:05 PM - March 25, 2022

EDCOE Team Members Honored

Recently, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 2 honored several El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) team members with regional, administrative awards. ACSA Region 2 represents educational leaders from the Northern California counties of Butte, …

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EDC Administrators Receive Regional Awards

12:05 PM - March 25, 2022

Administrator receives award and handshake


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EDC School Board and Community Members Recognized

16:00 PM - March 24, 2022