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El Dorado County Educational Leaders Thank the Community

08:00 AM - September 22, 2021

Throughout the devastating challenges of the Caldor fire and its impact on our schools, you as a community stood by us every step of the way. From providing crucial basic needs to families, remaining flexible and understanding during closures, to providing volunteer support to educate …

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LTCC Demonstrates Strength and Perseverance during State of the College Address

09:15 AM - September 21, 2021

DeFranco speaking on stage

As classes prepared to resume, Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) Superintendent/President Jeff DeFranco presented the annual State of the College Address to raise awareness of the challenges the college has faced and the successes made during a tough year. The theme for this year's …

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Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools, honored with CSUS Alumni Distinguished Service Award

09:05 AM - September 07, 2021

Dr. Manansala profile photo

By Dixie Reid, CSUS

From the time Ed Manansala was young, his parents instilled in him and his sisters the importance of community service. His passion was to work with at-risk youth some day.

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State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Delivers Donations and Meets with Educational Leaders Affected by the Caldor Fire

12:20 PM - September 03, 2021

Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, joined El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ed Manansala while visiting several locations in El Dorado County to learn about the impacts of the Caldor Fire on schools. He delivered donations including books, …

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“CA Kids Fire Relief” Launched to Support Rural Schools Devastated by Wildfires

13:05 PM - August 25, 2021

Wildfires are ravaging California’s rural communities, displacing countless families and affecting dozens of small schools and school districts. The fires have destroyed schools, forced campuses to close, and rendered many families homeless—just as students were returning for in-person …

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Caldor Fire Resources

13:50 PM - August 17, 2021

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Caldor Fire Updates

12:00 PM - August 17, 2021

The Caldor fire is impacting several El Dorado County School Districts, and school officials are working diligently to keep students, families and staff safe. Under the guidance and direction of the Incident Command of the Caldor fire and in order to protect the safety of students, staff …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - David Seabury

12:15 PM - August 16, 2021

Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

I grew up in El Dorado County, specifically in Georgetown, on 11 acres with a great view of the foothills. My two older brothers and I went to school at Black Oak Mine USD which is where I also …

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Applications Open for Youth Commissioners

12:35 PM - August 13, 2021

2019-20 El Dorado County Youth Commission join the County Board of Supervisors during the annual Shadow Day.

Attention high school students who are interested in making a difference in our community:

The El Dorado County Youth Commission is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Established in 2003 and supported by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors (BOS) and El …

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Vacancies for Child Abuse Prevention Council

09:30 AM - August 13, 2021

The El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council is accepting applications for board membership to fill four vacancies serving at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors. Two vacancies are open to a concerned Community representative, Community Volunteer, Civic Or., Religious Communities and …

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Brenda Higgins Featured as CACFP Leader

11:10 AM - July 28, 2021

Featuring A CACFP Roundtable CACFP Leader, Brenda Higgins (pictured) Food Service Supervisor, El Dorado County Office of Education


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EDCOE Foster Youth Summer Employment Program Remains Strong

10:10 AM - July 28, 2021

Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools stands at lectern

This summer, 14 transitional age youth gained professional skills and hands-on experience during an innovative internship program through the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE). In response to the pandemic, the program was expanded to include homeless along with former and …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Sheila Silan

09:50 AM - July 20, 2021

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Sheila Silan

Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

I grew up all over the country, but mostly in California. For university, I started at UCLA and found it too big, then moved to UC Davis and found it too small. I ended up landing at UC Santa …

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MLUSD Names Curtis Wilson as New Superintendent

00:00 AM - June 10, 2021

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The Mother Lode Union School District (MLUSD) is pleased to announce that Curtis Wilson will become their new superintendent. After the MLUSD board approved his position, Board President Cathy Wilson noted, “Mr. Wilson brings with him more than 25 years of educational experience and …

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Jim Shoemake Becomes New Superintendent of RUSD

00:00 AM - June 09, 2021

Jim Shomake

The Rescue Union School District Board (RUSD) recently approved Jim Shoemake as the school district’s new superintendent. Mr. Shoemake noted, “I am honored to be trusted to lead the RUSD team. I am energized at the prospect of leading and contributing to a high-quality organization …

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County-wide Education Transportation Drivers Celebrated

00:00 AM - June 07, 2021

Drive through parade for web

Recently, the El Dorado County Schools Transportation Council partnered with the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) to host the Driver Appreciation Parade to demonstrate how much value school transportation teams contribute to education in El Dorado County. On the EDCOE main …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Victoria Tyler, Instructional Assistant, Special Services

09:52 AM - June 03, 2021

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Latrobe School District Superintendent Natalie Miller Retiring

00:00 AM - June 03, 2021

Natalie Superitendant of the year

After working in El Dorado County for the past 24 years, Natalie Miller has announced her plans to retire at the end of this school year. County Superintendent Dr. Ed Manansala stated, “Natalie is an exceptional leader. Students, families, and educators have benefited from her loyalty, …

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Program supports EDC homeless children and youth

00:00 AM - June 02, 2021

As part of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (EHCY) at the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), a discretionary fund has been established from a competitive Impact grant by Women’s Fund El Dorado. These funds will allow EHCY to respond to the immediate needs …

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FREE: From Surviving to Thriving Webinar Series

06:15 AM - May 27, 2021

Child Development

Internationally-recognized parent educator, speaker, and author of 24 books, Dr. Michele Borba, will host a four-part virtual learning engagements for students, parents, and educators entitled “From Surviving to Thriving!”

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Kerri Delonchamp, Speech & Language Pathologist, Special Services

11:26 AM - May 25, 2021

Keri Delongchamp

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EDCOE's Extended Day Team Honored with an Excellence in Education Award

00:00 AM - May 25, 2021

Extended team honoured

During the El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) annual Team Member Recognition event, the entire Extended Day Team was recognized for their tireless efforts this past year. Lori Scalaro, Program Manager for the EDCOE Charter Extended Day Program, accepted the award on behalf …

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Becca Kaldunski Honored with an EDCOE Excellence in Education Award

00:00 AM - May 25, 2021

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At the El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) annual Team Member Recognition event via Zoom, Becca Kaldunski received an Excellence in Education Award for her steadfast commitment and contributions throughout her career at EDCOE. After receiving her award, Becca expressed, “I …

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Nancy Lawrence Receives Prestigious County Award

00:00 AM - May 24, 2021

Nancy lawrence accepts award

Nancy Lawrence, a Manager in Business Services for the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), received the coveted Excellence in Education Award during EDCOE’s recent Team Member Recognition Event on Zoom. After receiving the award, Nancy expressed, “I am so honored and humbled …

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Aja Brunet Awarded Placerville Kiwanis Student Service Leader of the Month

07:50 AM - May 07, 2021

Aja Brunet with award

Aja Brunet, Co-Vice President of the El Dorado High School (EDHS) Key Club, was honored with the Placerville Kiwanis Student Service Leader of the Month award for April. Aja is a sophomore and has served in the key club for two years. During the Zoom presentation, she excitedly …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Lisa Boyle

12:30 PM - May 05, 2021

Lisa Boyle edcoe team member spotlight

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Ginese Quann becomes EDCOE’s Executive Director for the El Dorado County Charter SELPA

08:00 AM - May 04, 2021

Ginese Quann

It is a great pleasure for EDCOE to announce that Ginese Quann has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Charter SELPA. Ginese joined EDCOE in 2013 and then in 2014, began serving as the Director for the El Dorado County Charter SELPA. Before joining EDCOE, Ginese served …

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Carrie Bisgard Joins Team EDCOE as Principal II of Charter University Prep/Charter Connections Academy

08:00 AM - May 03, 2021

Carrie Bisgard

It is EDCOE’s pleasure to announce that Carrie Bisgard has accepted the position of Principal II of Charter University Prep/Charter Connections Academy, located at EDCOE Charles Brown.

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Latrobe School District Names David Scroggins as New Superintendent/Principal

10:00 AM - April 28, 2021

David Scroggins

The Latrobe School District (LSD) is pleased to announce that Mr. David (Dave) Scroggins will become the district’s new Superintendent/Principal on July 1, 2021. He will replace Natalie Miller, current Superintendent/Principal, who is retiring at the end of this school year. After …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Suzanne Bettencourt

09:20 AM - April 28, 2021

Suzanne Betterncourt

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Childcare's Signficant Impact

09:15 AM - April 26, 2021

teacher with kids painting

Where do you fit into the childcare equation?

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Oak Ridge Students Shine at State Academic Competition

00:00 AM - April 08, 2021

Oak Ridge Team Photo 2021 For Web

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Sam Parcher

00:00 AM - April 06, 2021

Sam Parcher Edcoe Team Member Spotlight Email

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EDCOE Leaders Contribute to PACE Article

00:00 AM - April 05, 2021

Pace For Web

Recently two EDCOE team members – Tamara Clay, Executive Director of Special Services and Amy Andersen, Executive Director of Personnel Services – contributed to an article by the Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). In the context of the pandemic, the piece provides …

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EDC School Board and Community Members Recognized

00:00 AM - March 26, 2021

EDCSBA for web

The El Dorado County School Boards Association (EDCSBA) honored school board and community members for their 2020 contributions to public education in El Dorado County. Awards were presented via Zoom, and the ceremony included videos of musical performances from Latrobe School …

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Three EDC Schools Honored as CA Distinguished Schools

00:00 AM - March 26, 2021

Distinguished Schools for web

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is pleased to announce that three schools have been named California Distinguished Schools: Miller’s Hill School of the Latrobe School District, Rolling Hills Middle School of the Buckeye Union School District and Marina Village Middle …

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CUP Celebrates 20 Years of Stellar Education Offerings

00:00 AM - March 24, 2021

Japanese girls

What began 20 years ago as a small group of educators recognizing a need for a pathway for university-bound students within the home-school community, has grown to one of the largest high school charter schools in El Dorado County. Charter University Prep (CUP) began as Placerville …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Gina Sapyta

12:38 PM - March 15, 2021

Gina sapyta

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El Dorado County Educators Receive Vaccinations at an Accelerated Pace

00:00 AM - March 10, 2021

Man giving vaccine

Exceptional commitment and partnership have made it possible for all educators to receive a vaccination by the end of March. Several mass clinics have been offered to expand vaccination efforts across El Dorado County. This is made possible through partnerships between El Dorado County …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight: Sean Andrew, Regional Program Specialist, Charter SELPA

10:24 AM - March 03, 2021

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Kylie Cox Named Placerville Kiwanis Student Service Leader of the Month

00:00 AM - March 02, 2021

Kylie cox

The Kiwanis Club of Placerville recently presented Kylie Cox with the Student Service Leader of the Month award for February because of her determined efforts as President of the Ponderosa High School (PHS) Key Club. Kiwanis hosts student leadership Key Clubs at El Dorado, Ponderosa …

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EDCOE Transportation Receives a Lot of Love during February

00:00 AM - February 18, 2021

At the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), the Transportation team is being honored for safely and compassionately driving students with disabilities to school locations throughout the county. They drive vans and Type A busses to and from 19 different campuses with unrelenting …

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Oak Ridge Wins Title for 2021 Academic Decathlon El Dorado County Regional Competition

00:00 AM - February 17, 2021

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CARES Act Funding Helps EDC Schools Operate In-person

00:00 AM - February 04, 2021

Through a strong partnership between the El Dorado County Chief Administrative Office, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) and 15 school districts, $5 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding helped …

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Mountain Democrat: Academic Decathlon supporters, participants outwit COVID-19

00:00 AM - February 02, 2021

Written by Andrew Vonderschmitt

Way back in 1968 an Orange County school superintendent wanted to find a way to promote and reward academic excellence among high school students. The idea, chiefly, was to give scholastic achievement the same impetus as team athletics. The concept of the …

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Jayce Kaldunski Named Placerville Kiwanis Student Service Leader of the Month

00:00 AM - February 01, 2021

The Kiwanis Club of Placerville recently presented Jayce Kaldunski with the Student Service Leader of the Month award for January because of his tireless efforts as President of the El Dorado High School (EDHS) Key Club. Kiwanis hosts student leadership Key Clubs at El Dorado, Ponderosa …

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EdSource: Inconsistent vaccine supply, lack of state coordination complicate vaccinating school staff (El Dorado highlighted as a success)

00:00 AM - January 22, 2021

An unpredictable vaccine supply and lack of statewide coordination has school districts across California struggling to figure out how to vaccinate their teachers and other school staff — and equally importantly, when...

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GTUSD Board Appoints Keri Phillips as New Superintendent/Principal

00:00 AM - January 15, 2021

The Gold Trail Union School District (GTUSD) is pleased to announce that Keri Phillips has been appointed the District Superintendent and Sutter’s Mill School Principal, effective January 25, 2021. Keri’s personal and professional background validate the decision of the Board. Keri was …

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EDCOE’s David M. Toston Rises to Statewide Position

00:00 AM - January 07, 2021

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is pleased to announce that El Dorado County Associate Superintendent of Schools, David M. Toston, has accepted the position of Professional Expert with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE).

The CCEE is a statewide …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Darci Vance, Secretary, Facilities

00:00 AM - January 04, 2021

Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

I was raised over the hill in a little town called Loomis. I grew up going K-8 at Loomis Grammar and then moving on to Del Oro (go Eagles)! I have three older sisters and now have 5 nieces and 2 …

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EDCOE Coat Drive Keeps Students In-need Warm for Winter

00:00 AM - December 17, 2020

This year has presented many challenges for already disadvantaged families. Every year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) works with school districts and county educational programs to discreetly identify students who may not receive a coat for the cold winter. This year, …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Eileen Hartley, Program Assistant, Personnel Services

00:00 AM - December 08, 2020

 EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Eileen Hartley, Program Assistant, Personnel Services

Interview with Eileen

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Child Abuse Prevention Council Now Recruiting New Members

00:00 AM - November 23, 2020

El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council Logo

Our Children. Our Families. Our Community.

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Community Hub 2 Feeds Families

00:00 AM - November 19, 2020

Food Distribution

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Kathi McCullough, Head Start Teacher

00:00 AM - November 16, 2020

 Kathi McCullough, Head Start Teacher, Ken Lowry

Interview with Kathi:

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El Dorado County Schools Remain Open for In-person Instruction

00:00 AM - November 16, 2020

Today, November 16, the State of California announced that El Dorado County has moved into the Purple or ‘Widespread’ tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This does not impact El Dorado County schools, county-wide El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) programs or administrative …

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Charlie Downs Joins El Dorado County Board of Education

00:00 AM - November 10, 2020

On November 10, Charlie Downs was officially appointed to the El Dorado County Board of Education by the Board of Supervisors after being interviewed and selected by Board of Education trustees. He is stepping into the vacant seat left by Debbie Akin, who chose not to run for another …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Derek Peart, Maintenance Technician, Facilities

00:00 AM - November 03, 2020

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Derek Peart, Maintenance Technician, Facilities

Interview with Derek

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Alice Alk, Program Coordinator, First 5 El Dorado

00:00 AM - October 28, 2020

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Alice Alk, Program Coordinator, First 5 El Dorado

Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

I was born and raised in Merced, CA. I am a first generation Hmong-American and was also a first generation college student in my family. My parents immigrated to the United States just 40 years …

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Soroptimist Placerville Offering Financial Assistance for Education

00:00 AM - October 28, 2020

It is time for the Soroptimist International of Placerville Live Your Dream awardee to be selected! Each year, the Live Your Dream grant is offered to a woman in our community who serves as the primary wage earner for her family and seeks financial assistance to further or continue her education …

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EDC Educators Begin COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

00:00 AM - October 21, 2020

On Monday, September 28, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) began COVID-19 surveillance testing for EDCOE team members and school district personnel across the county. Following the California Department of Health recommendation, every month this routine testing system is …

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EDCOE's Gigi Marchini Wins Statewide Award

00:00 AM - October 20, 2020

In recognition of her significant contributions toward county offices of education statewide, Gigi Marchini, El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability, was honored with the California County Superintendent’s Educational …

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EDCOE: Demystifying Covid-19 Surveillance Testing

00:00 AM - October 06, 2020

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Latrobe School District Enters a Promising School Year

10:30 AM - October 02, 2020

The Latrobe School District (LSD), located south of El Dorado Hills, is home to two small school sites – Latrobe Elementary and Miller’s Hill Schools. School officials have been working diligently to make improvements to the sites, even during a debilitating pandemic. “I am so proud of …

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El Dorado County Board of Education Vacancy

00:00 AM - September 23, 2020

After twenty-two years of service to students in our community, El Dorado County Board of Education Member Debbie Akin will be stepping down from her role, after representing Area 3 for nearly a decade. The El Dorado County Board of Education is now accepting applications to fill this vacancy. …

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Local Former Student Receives World-wide Award

00:00 AM - September 22, 2020

Elizabeth Gabler was recently named one of The Mars Generation’s 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Award recipients. This is a world-wide, annual program which serves to recognize young people making an incredible impact and effecting change in the world through …

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EDCOE Child Development Programs Open for In-person Instruction

08:57 AM - September 17, 2020

It was an exciting first week of school for some of El Dorado County’s youngest students. The El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Child Development Programs opened their doors on five sites the week of September 7. Locations included Rescue Elementary, Green Valley, Jackson, …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Kim Kozlowski, Senior Program Secretary, Extended Day

00:00 AM - September 15, 2020

Interview with Kim:

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Hands4Hope - Youth Making a Difference Fall Food Roundup

00:00 AM - September 09, 2020

September 26 And 27, 10am-4pm

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight: Wendy Worster

00:00 AM - September 03, 2020

Interview with Wendy:

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Kiwanis Family House Pantry Drive Supports Hospital Patients and Families

00:00 AM - September 03, 2020

Kiwanis members organize donated food on table

Kiwanis and EDCOE team members drop off donations to support the Kiwanis Family House.

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Blue Ridge Court School Receives Grant from Barton Foundation

00:00 AM - September 01, 2020

In August, the Blue Ridge Court School at the Juvenile Treatment Center (JTC) in South Lake Tahoe, was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Barton Foundation. The grant will help the program address mental health and substance use issues that are prevalent among the students. These young …

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Applications Open for EDC Youth Commissioners

00:00 AM - August 27, 2020

Audience looking on as youth commision students sit behind the desk with the County Board of Supervisors

Attention El Dorado County high school students who are interested in making a difference in our community:

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El Dorado County Internet Connectivity For Students

00:00 AM - August 21, 2020

The challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped

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Kathleen Hall to serve in new role for The Women’s Fund El Dorado

00:00 AM - August 20, 2020

Kathleen Hall

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Rolling Hills Church Collects School Supplies for Students in Need

00:00 AM - August 18, 2020

Two women and one man stand next to carts full of backpacks

Rolling Hills Christian Church team helps to load backpacks and supplies into vehicles. From left to right: Kari Murray, Matt Kowalski and Kelly Schafer

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Click here to watch an important message from Dr. Nancy Williams, El Dorado County Public Health Officer.

00:00 AM - August 17, 2020

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EDCOE’s Wendy Frederickson named associate superintendent

10:20 AM - August 07, 2020

Wendy Frederickson

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is pleased to announce that Wendy Frederickson has accepted the position of Associate Superintendent of Administrative Services after serving as the Executive Director of Personnel Services for a year and a half and as Interim Associate …

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El Dorado County Office of Education Releases Planning Resources for Reopening Schools

00:00 AM - July 28, 2020

A Message from El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ed Manansala

Dear El Dorado County,

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CA Releases New School Guidance

00:00 AM - July 17, 2020

A Message from El Dorado County Superintendent Dr. Ed Manansala

Dear El Dorado County,

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Jesus Cordova, Early Learning and Family Support, Together We Grow Bilingual Family Specialist

15:00 PM - June 22, 2020

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight, Early Learning and Family Support, Together We Grow Bilingual Family Specialist

Interview with Jesus Cordova:

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EDCOE's David M. Toston Elected Chair of Statewide Commission

00:00 AM - June 19, 2020

On Wednesday, June 17, El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Associate Superintendent of El Dorado County’s Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA) and statewide Charter SELPA, David M. Toston, was appointed as the Chair of the California Advisory Commission on Special …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Jeff Janoian

01:30 AM - June 15, 2020

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight, Jeff Janoian, Programmer/Systems Analyst Information Technology

Interview with Jeff:

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MLUSD Highlighted at the Statewide Level

00:00 AM - June 15, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the closing of El Dorado County school facilities in March, school officials and educators pivoted to meet the needs of their students, families and communities. The Mother Lode Union School District (MLUSD) developed several best-practices during their …

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PACE: Collaboration and Addressing Student Needs

00:00 AM - June 10, 2020

A Rural District’s Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted California’s education system in fundamental ways. Districts across the state are quickly creating strategies to serve all students, and many are designing their response around the needs of their most vulnerable students. This brief …

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Extended Day Summer 2020

00:00 AM - June 06, 2020

Dear Extended Day Families,

We are excited to announce that our summer program will be opening soon! Although the program will look and feel a bit different, we will continue to offer a fun, high-quality summer program, including opportunities for students to participate in enrichment activities, …

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Food Pantry Provides Food For Families in Need

11:10 AM - June 05, 2020

As a direct response to school closures due to COVID-19, a Food Pantry program was implemented by the El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Homeless Youth Coordinator, Margaret Lewis. Prior to extension of the Summer Food Program which provides lunch and breakfast distribution …

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EDCOE Child Development & Food Services Team wins Excellence in Education Award

10:30 AM - June 05, 2020

EDCOE Team Members Build a Brighter Future, Excellence in Education Award, Child Development & Food Services

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Marley Ribeiro

09:00 AM - June 05, 2020

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight, Marley Ribeiro, Family Service Specialist

Interview with Marley:

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Statement from Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools – June 1

00:00 AM - June 01, 2020

Dear El Dorado County Community, 

For the past three months, our county has come together to focus on health, safety, and education issues related to the pandemic. However, the troubling events of recent days also demand our acknowledgement and reflection as a community. We are disturbed by the …

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EDCOE Honors individuals with Excellence in Education Awards

00:00 AM - May 28, 2020

Each year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) recognizes individuals for hard work that directly or indirectly contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community. This year two admirable team members were selected to receive the …

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School Board and Community Members Honored with County-wide awards

00:00 AM - May 20, 2020

Graphic: Congratulations El Dorado County School Board Association Winners! Education is essential to Every Child's Development, Image of William

The El Dorado County School Boards Association (EDCSBA) honored school board and community members for their 2019 contributions to public education in El Dorado County. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was necessary to cancel the EDCSBA Annual Awards Dinner for …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Chris Belmer

00:00 AM - May 19, 2020

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight, Chris Belmer, Mental Helath Clinician, Special Services

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First 5 El Dorado to Distribute Emergency Supplies to Child Care Providers Serving Children of Essential Workers

09:00 AM - May 18, 2020

Choices for Children’s Stacy Smithee and Ashley Knaub prepare for the Safety Supply Drive‐Thru, hosted for our community childcare providers.

PLACERVILLE, CA – First 5 El Dorado received thousands of dollars worth of mission‐critical supplies for child care providers who are caring for the …

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EDCOE launches comprehensive distance learning website

00:00 AM - May 13, 2020

Distance learning has become the new normal for the 2019-20 school year, and the plethora of resources available to teachers and families can become overwhelming. Luckily, EDCOE’s Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability (CI&A) team worked fiercely to vet available resources, organize …

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School Facilities Closure Update - Tuesday, May 12

00:00 AM - May 12, 2020

“The El Dorado County Office of Education is aware that Governor Newsom made an announcement on Tuesday, May 12 allowing El Dorado County to move further into Phase 2 of reopening. On April 1, the superintendents of El Dorado County’s 15 school districts and the County Superintendent of Schools, …

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EDCOE's IT Team Connects EDC Students

00:00 AM - May 07, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped classroom instruction to distance learning in El Dorado County. Although school facilities are closed through the end of the school year, instruction remains so students may continue growing academically. Although the instruction may appear different from …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - LuAnn Lantsberger

00:00 AM - May 01, 2020

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - LuAnn Lantsberger

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Childcare: Enhanced referrals & payment assistance

00:00 AM - May 01, 2020

The Emergency Child Care Taskforce partners with key local agencies and businesses to monitor current childcare availability, needs of providers, and distribution of resources to open childcare sites. Included in this partnership is Choices for Children, El Dorado County’s Resource & Referral …

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EDCOE's CI&A Team Supports Education in Many Ways

00:00 AM - April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed education for the short and long-term future. School facilities will remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year, but educating El Dorado County students and supporting educators and families remains a top priority for the El Dorado County …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight: Janet Johnson

11:33 AM - April 24, 2020

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight graphic, with image of Janet Johnson, Senior Secretary, Charter Home Study Academy

Interview with Janet Johnson:

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EDCOE Special Educators Work to Meet Family Needs

00:00 AM - April 22, 2020

Transitioning from in-classroom instruction to in-home distance learning is a monumental challenge that El Dorado County educators have embraced, and students are able to continue growing because of teachers’ tireless efforts. This is particularly so with our special education …

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Community Hubs Host Circle Time for Parents

00:00 AM - April 22, 2020

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Childcare Needed for Essential Workers

09:20 AM - April 21, 2020

Care for their kids while they care for us! El Dorado County seeks individuals interested in caring for children of emergency responders and essential employees. Who can join: Those with current fingerprint clearance and those able to pass fingerprint clearance. Sign up! Contanct Jenna Knight jknight@edcoe.org

The Early Care & Education Planning Council is leading El Dorado County’s emergency childcare response and is recruiting for the Care Corps. - a care option for essential employees in need of support with child care. Currently, the childcare supply is sufficient to support our essential …

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PUSD Superintendent Annette Lane Wins Statewide Award

08:15 AM - April 21, 2020

Superintendent/Principal of Pioneer Union School District (PUSD), Annette Lane, was recently honored with the Association of California School Administrator’s (ACSA) 2020 Superintendent/Principal of the Year award. ACSA is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - KC Kaku

08:30 AM - April 17, 2020

 EDCOE Team Member Spotlight: Image of KC Kaku, Systems Technician III, Information Technology

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A Message from County Superintendent Dr. Ed Manansala

00:00 AM - April 15, 2020

Greetings,

I am deeply thankful for our students, families, educators, and community partners during the unprecedented times that we are navigating. The collaboration and care exemplify the strength of El Dorado County.

As you know, EDCOE and the superintendents of our 15 school districts, in …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - MaryJo Verbitsky

07:47 AM - April 03, 2020

 Team Member Spotlight: MaryJo Verbitsky, Coordinator of Professional Development

Interview with MaryJo Verbitsky

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Mensaje al Condado de El Dorado

00:00 AM - April 01, 2020

La Oficina de Educación del Condado de El Dorado junto con el oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de El Dorado y los superintendentes de los 15 distritos escolares están proporcionando a las comunidades del condado de El Dorado una actualización importante sobre los cierres escolares relacionado …

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Message to El Dorado County - School Facilities Closure Extension

00:00 AM - April 01, 2020

The El Dorado County Office of Education in concurrence with the El Dorado County Public Health Officer and the superintendents of our 15 school districts are providing the communities of El Dorado County with an important update on school facility closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Message to El Dorado County: School Closure Extension: Mensaje al Condado de El Dorado

00:00 AM - March 18, 2020

En resultado del desarrollo rápido de las circunstancies del COVID ‐ 19 e impactos potenciales al Condado de El Dorado, los Superintendentes del Distrito Escolar y el Superintendente de Condado an tomado la decisión en colaboración con la Dra. Nancy Williams, oficial de la Salud Publica en …

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Message to El Dorado County: School Closure Extension

00:00 AM - March 18, 2020

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID‐19 circumstances and the potential impact in El Dorado County, School District Superintendents and the County Superintendent of Schools, have decided in concurrence with Dr. Nancy Williams, County Public Health Officer, to extend the closure of all public …

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EDCOE Administrative Office Closed to Public, Services Remain Available

00:00 AM - March 17, 2020

Dear El Dorado County,

We are closely monitoring the ever-evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on our community. We are committed to protecting the health of our team members so that the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) can continue to support educational programs …

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Update: Carta al Condado de El Dorado

00:00 AM - March 14, 2020

La seguridad y el bienestar de los estudiantes, las familias y el personal escolar son las  prioridades mas importantes de todas las escuelas y distritos del condado de El Dorado. En reconocer  la situación estatal de COVID-19 y el impacto potencial en el Condado de El Dorado, los Superintendentes …

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Update: Letter to El Dorado County

00:00 AM - March 14, 2020

The safety and wellness of students, families, and school personnel are the highest priorities of all El Dorado County schools and districts. In recognition of the statewide COVID-19 situation and the potential impact in El Dorado County, School District Superintendents and Dr. Ed Manansala, …

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Health & Safety Update

00:00 AM - March 06, 2020

The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and families remains our top priority. We know many in our community are feeling anxiety regarding the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19); and, while Governor Newsom announced a State of Emergency, the threat to our area at this time remains low. During …

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EDCOE’s Kathy Daniels Wins County-wide ACSA Award

00:00 AM - March 02, 2020

Woman and man stand outside. Woman holding award.

Kathy Daniels showcases her award with County Superintendent Dr. Ed Manansala.

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Health & Safety: Information Regarding the Novel Coronavirus

14:25 PM - February 28, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has urged schools to prepare for a possible 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States. While the CDC’s comments have generated concern, Health Officials believe the risk to the general community is low, and communities are encouraged to …

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EDC Education Leaders Win County-wide ACSA Awards

00:00 AM - February 26, 2020

On February 20, the Association of California School Administrators: El Dorado County Charter (ACSA) hosted the Distinguished Service Awards Banquet at David Girard Vineyards to celebrate several individuals who significantly contribute to the high-quality education system that supports our …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Brenda Higgins, Food Service Supervisor

00:00 AM - February 24, 2020

 

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Sean Fitzgerald Graphic Arts, Printing & Production Specialist

00:00 AM - January 29, 2020

Team Member Spotlight, Sean Fitzgerald, Graphic Arts, Printing & Production Specialist

Interview with Sean Fitzgerald

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Tony Patti, Special Services Driver

00:00 AM - January 07, 2020

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight, Toni Patti, Special Services Driver 

Interview with Tony Patti

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Career Day Presents Possibilities for Students

00:00 AM - January 06, 2020

At El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Charter College and Career Prep School (CCP), 14 high school students participated in a unique career day at Ken Lowry Preschool Center to learn about employment options in the child development industry. Students toured classrooms, …

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Board of Supervisors Welcomes El Dorado County Youth Commission

08:00 AM - December 13, 2019

9 well-dressed students 2 male and 7 female stand outside by a tree

Youth Commission members. Top row (left to right) Dane Sheridan, Carter Hill, Amanda Kendler, Fatima Vazquez Rios, Abegale Jones; Front Row (left to right) Edith Rivera, Grace Salvestrin, Anavi Deshmukh, Calyssa Glas

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Julie Rasmussen, Business Services Manager

09:00 AM - December 11, 2019

 

Interview with Julie Rasmussen

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Assistance League® Sierra Foothills Homes for the Holidays Tour 2019

12:45 PM - December 03, 2019

Please join the Assistance League® Sierra Foothills Friday, December 6th at Pottery World, El Dorado Hills, for their second annual Homes for the Holidays 2019, Kick-Off Event!!  This years’ festivities include a little wine tasting with Skinner Vineyards, cheese sampling and of course, …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Anna Njoten

11:30 AM - November 13, 2019

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight, Anna Njoten, Education Specialist

Interview with Anna Njoten:

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EDC school leaders educate Gov. Newsom on PSPS impacts

00:00 AM - October 31, 2019

On Thursday, October 31, Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond visited El Dorado County and Blue Oak Elementary School to learn about the impacts of the recent PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). Gov. Newsom and Superintendent Thurmond …

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight: Josh Harris

11:30 AM - October 25, 2019

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight graphic with image of Josh Harris, Custodian

Interview with Josh Harris:

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EDCOE Bigs make a difference

00:00 AM - October 25, 2019

four adult women and two men standing together. Three of the adult women are wearing Big Brother Big Sisters tee shirts

From left to right: Jenny Pettit, Jason Whelihan, Jana Rapetti, Brittany Wood-Massey, Angela Chance and Randy Diez 

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - WilleJune Eggert

11:30 AM - October 07, 2019

Interview with WilleJune

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Laura Thomas

00:00 AM - September 25, 2019

Interview with Laura:

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SLT Juvenile Treatment Center Youth Embrace Horses

00:00 AM - September 23, 2019

two students ride horses with two adults standing by

Students ride horses in the recreation yard.

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EDCOE’s Dina Gentry receives national award

00:00 AM - September 23, 2019

two women stand with awards with one man

In Washington DC from left to right: CalSPRA President-Elect Jennifer Derrico, NSPRA Southwest Region Vice President Trent Allen, EDCOE Communications Director Dina Gentry.

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El Dorado Union High School District Energizes Campuses with Clean Energy Program - Will Save $12.8 Million in Energy Costs

10:00 AM - September 16, 2019

From El Dorado Union High School District

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El Dorado County Launches a New Call-In Number for Community Hubs

00:00 AM - September 12, 2019

Kids work on their fine motor skills at the SuperHub event in Hub 5 (South Lake Tahoe).

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El Dorado County Wins Award For Outstanding Program

11:00 AM - September 10, 2019

From El Dorado County:

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Applications Open for Youth Commissioners - El Dorado County, CA

10:00 AM - September 10, 2019

Youth Commision Logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Denise Gale

00:00 AM - September 09, 2019

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight, Denise Gale, Coordinator-Regional-IMPACT

Interview with Denise:

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EDCOE Foster Youth Summer Employment Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

00:00 AM - August 08, 2019

County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ed Manansala congratulates summer interns for successfully completing the program.

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New fully-inclusive playground at Camerado Springs

00:00 AM - July 25, 2019

adults and children on playground at ribbon cutting

Jenny Pettit, Director, EDCOE Child Development Programs, with students at ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Kids’ Fun Run and Golden Star Student Awards Showcase Students at the Fair

00:00 AM - June 25, 2019

Runners strike a pose before the Kids Fun Run with County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ed Manansala.

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CCA, CUP & CHSA Students embrace Japanese studies

00:00 AM - June 10, 2019

CCA and CUP students dine with Ueda Nishi High School students.

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PUSD Family Resource Center Changes Lives

00:00 AM - May 22, 2019

FRC Director, Kim Kahn, and McKinney-Vento Aide, Bethany Bowers, showcase the Clothing Closet – a critical piece of the PUSD Family Resource Center.

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EDCOE Honors individuals with 2019 Excellence in Education Awards

00:00 AM - May 16, 2019

man and woman stand with award

County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, presents the 2019 Excellence in Education Award to Dianne Deitchman.

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EDCOE Program Liaisons Team Receives 2019 Excellence in Education Award

00:00 AM - May 15, 2019

Left to right: Stefany Gower, Kimberly Adams, Veronica Arechiga de Lopez, Robin Fryer, Eileen Hartley, Ellen Kroon, Kassandra Paul, Sara Robinson, Brittany Wood-Massey, Paula Sordello, Darci Gibson, Alice Alk, Jill Darr, Ed Manansala

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El Dorado County Students Bring the Written Word to Life!

00:00 AM - April 29, 2019

Sierra Grant, 8th-grade Miller’s Hill (Latrobe School District) student presents an original piece to a room full of students, families and volunteers.

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Local Retired Teachers Empower Current Teachers with Grants

00:00 AM - April 25, 2019

Students at Indian Diggings School study physics using a BlueTrack race car system purchased with a mini-grant.

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El Dorado County Administrators Honored

00:00 AM - April 03, 2019

ACSA attendees

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EDC School Board and Community Members Recognized

00:00 AM - March 25, 2019

Audience looks on at the 2019 EDCSBA Annual Awards Dinner at the Cold Springs Country Club.

2019 EDCSBA Annual Awards Dinner at the Cold Springs Country Club.

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Youth Commissioners Host Board of Supervisors and County Superintendent of Schools

00:00 AM - March 12, 2019

Group photo of youth commission, board of supervisors, and EDCOE leadership staff

(L to R back row) Dane Sheridan, Mackaela Pedersen, Cassie Giese, Carlos Gonzalez, Kathy Witherow, Jim Mitrisin, Lori Parlin, Dr. Ed Manansala, Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Kevin Monsma, Travis Oliver, Rithvik Murali, Alexander Hamilton, Elaine Gelber, Supervisor Shiva Frentzen, Amy …

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Academic Decathlon: It is a three-peat for the Trojans

00:00 AM - February 15, 2019

The Oak Ridge team celebrates its third consecutive win at the 2019 Academic Decathlon hosted at Union Mine High School Feb. 2.

The Oak Ridge team celebrates its third consecutive win at the 2019 Academic Decathlon hosted at Union Mine High School Feb. 2. Democrat photo by Gray Baker

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School Districts Bus Runners to California International Marathon

00:00 AM - December 21, 2018

Buses lined up to transport runners at the CIM

Buses lined up to transport runners at the CIM

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Measure C provides enhanced schools at MLUSD

00:00 AM - December 15, 2018

Indian Creek School aerial view

Indian Creek School aerial view

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PUSD Takes Major Steps to Support Children Affected by Trauma

00:00 AM - December 12, 2018

District team members sit at tables in a school gym

PUSD District team members and others take part in the Trauma Informed Practices training at Markham Middle School.

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Board of Supervisors Welcomes El Dorado County Youth Commission

00:00 AM - December 11, 2018

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors welcomed the 2018/2019 El Dorado County Youth Commission at their annual Shadow Day event on November 13.

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors welcomed the 2018/2019 El Dorado County Youth Commission at their annual Shadow Day event on November 13.

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Charter Home Study Academy Craft Faire Celebrates 20 years

00:00 AM - December 04, 2018

Peyton Smith, third grade, Master Entrepreneur winner, selling her wares with her siblings

Pictured: Peyton Smith, third grade, Master Entrepreneur winner, selling her wares with her siblings

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UMHS Honorary Football Captain Shines

00:00 AM - November 30, 2018

Pictured left to right: UMHS Students Chey Walker, Collin Jones, Csilla Pesko, and Clayton Byer

Pictured left to right: UMHS Students Chey Walker, Collin Jones, Csilla Pesko, and Clayton Byer

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Camino School Modernized Thanks to Measure H

00:00 AM - November 29, 2018

Superintendent/Principal Matt Smith at the new outdoor lunch area with new picnic tables and cement tree boxes.

Superintendent/Principal Matt Smith at the new outdoor lunch area with new picnic tables and cement tree boxes.

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EDCOE’s Coleen Johnson Receives Statewide Award

00:00 AM - November 28, 2018

Pictured left to right: Jim Johnson, Coleen Johnson & Dr. Ed Manansala

Pictured left to right: Jim Johnson, Coleen Johnson & Dr. Ed Manansala

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Wildfire Relief Donation Opportunity

00:00 AM - November 16, 2018

The wildfires in Northern California have devastated many areas close to home, and our thoughts are with those who are affected and the agencies working to mitigate these tragedies. Many from Paradise are in need of essentials, and we encourage those who have the ability to donate to visit:

The …

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New Study Provides a Roadmap for Rural School District Improvement

00:00 AM - November 07, 2018

Pivot Learning Press Release:

Promising Results from a PACE study of rural district network designed by Pivot Learning and the El Dorado County Office of Education.

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Tony DeVille Sr. Memorialized at Marina Village

00:00 AM - November 01, 2018

Pictured (left to right): Tagg Neal, Rescue Union School District Board Member, and Tony DeVille Jr. cut the ribbon to dedicate the new building.

Pictured (left to right): Tagg Neal, Rescue Union School District Board Member, and Tony DeVille Jr. cut the ribbon to dedicate the new building.

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Louisiana Schnell School and Placerville Head Start receive ‘Tools for Schools’ Award

00:00 AM - October 31, 2018

Pictured: Holly Brown, Schools Financial Credit Union; Patrick Paturel, Louisiana Schnell School Principal; and Fran Wallace, Schools Financial Credit Union, Placerville Branch Manager

Pictured: Holly Brown, Schools Financial Credit Union; Patrick Paturel, Louisiana Schnell School Principal; and Fran Wallace, Schools Financial Credit Union, Placerville Branch Manager

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EDCOE Foster Youth Summer Employment Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

00:00 AM - September 06, 2018

 Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools, speaks at the Red Hawk Casino luncheon celebration.

Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools, speaks at the Red Hawk Casino luncheon celebration.

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Latrobe School District Superintendent Wins Statewide Award

00:00 AM - August 31, 2018

Natalie Miller, Latrobe School District Superintendent/Principal

Natalie Miller, Latrobe School District Superintendent/Principal

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El Dorado County Youth Invited to Participate in New Peer Council Program

00:00 AM - August 31, 2018

El Dorado County students in grades 8 to 12 are invited to take an active role in the local juvenile justice system through a new youth Peer Council program. Student volunteers are now being recruited for Peer Council, which is slated to begin in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe this fall. The …

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El Dorado County Foster Youth Receive the Gift of Technology: Their Own Laptops

00:00 AM - August 23, 2018

Dr. Ed Manansala and Supervisor Michael Ranalli present a new laptop to Sierra Rivera

Dr. Ed Manansala and Supervisor Michael Ranalli present a new laptop to Sierra Rivera

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EDCOE's Free Farmers' Market

00:00 AM - June 28, 2018

EDCOEs farmer's market diplay of fruits and vegetables

On Tuesday, June 19, EDCOE team members enjoyed a free farmers’ market. Thanks to a grant from CVT for EDCOE’s Wellbeing Program we were able to provide fresh produce to EDCOE staff. The farmers' market was designed to focus on employee wellness, sparked by discussions with our …

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Students Enjoy the Fair with the Kids’ Fun Run and Golden Star Student Awards

00:00 AM - June 21, 2018

On the first day of the Fair, children participated in the 1K Kids’ Fun Run where they raced against County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, along a course that weaved around the fairgrounds. For some runners, it was their first time; others had been participating for years. After …

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EDCOE Recognizes Outstanding Individuals through Excellence in Education Award

00:00 AM - June 01, 2018

left - Ed Manansala with Bill Harbough and right Ed Manansala with Ginese Quann, excellence in education recipients

Each year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) recognizes individuals for hard work that directly or indirectly contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community. This year two admirable team members were selected to …

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Join Dr. Ed Manansala at the County Fair Kids' Fun Run!

00:00 AM - May 31, 2018

Dr. Ed Manansala and Kevin Monsma run with kds at the Fun Run

On Thursday, June 14, kids 4-12 years of age may enter the El Dorado County Fair for FREE and are invited to participate in a 1K Fun Walk/Run with County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala. Runners will receive a participation ribbon and water bottle (first-come-first-served). …

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First and Only EDC New Tech Network School located in Georgetown!

00:00 AM - May 30, 2018

Group of students next to new sign at the the GT School of Innovation

An excited community gathering helped Georgetown School educators cut the ceremonial ribbon that ushered in a future filled with promise and a new, exclusive name – GT School of Innovation. The nationally recognized, high-performing New Tech Network (NTN) accepted the school as one of …

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Register Now for Prospective School Board Member Workshop

00:00 AM - May 29, 2018

Dr. Ed Manansala speaks 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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First Eagle Scout Project Completed at the Community Observatory

00:00 AM - May 25, 2018

Eagle Scout, Thomas Ridgeway, stands with his Eagle Scout project at the El Dorado Community Observatory

The first Eagle Scout Project at the Community Observatory in Placerville was recently completed thanks to the dedication and hard work of an El Dorado County student. Eagle Scout Thomas Ridgeway, a senior at Ponderosa High School, worked with Community Observatory team members to …

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EDCOE Facilities & Maintenance Receives 2018 Excellence in Education Award

00:00 AM - May 14, 2018

EDCOE Facilities & Maintenance team is presented the 2018 “Excellence in Education Award” from Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools.

Based on their commitment and drive to provide high-quality services, County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, honored the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Facilities and Maintenance team with the Excellence in Education Award for the 2017-18 school year. The …

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Oak Ridge High School Academic Decathletes Win Many Medals at State!

00:00 AM - May 11, 2018

Oak Ridge High School Academic Decathlon team: Coach Jeff Hassian, James Yoon, Mitchell Foster,  Chris Tharratt, Nathan Vardas, Colin McBride, Melissa Kinghorn, Hennah Atebar, Evan Millis, Garrett Hassian

Pictured: Coach Jeff Hassian, James Yoon, Mitchell Foster,  Chris Tharratt, Nathan Vardas, Colin McBride, Melissa Kinghorn, Hennah Atebar, Evan Millis, Garrett Hassian

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South County Health and Safety Fair Focuses on Saving Lives, Staying Healthy

00:00 AM - April 16, 2018

Members of the Somerset and surrounding area communities are invited to the free South County Health and Safety Fair to learn about saving lives and staying healthy. On Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pioneer Elementary School, 6860 Mt. Aukum Rd., Somerset. Healthcare and emergency …

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Two EDH Schools Earn Elite State Award

00:00 AM - April 12, 2018

California Distinguished School Banner

Credit: Village Life - Julie Samrick

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Sierra School Receives State Civic Learning Award

00:00 AM - April 12, 2018

Pictured (left to right): Lydia Stuart (Deputy District Attorney), Jim Ortega (Chief of Police), Dr. Ed Manansala (County Superintendent of Schools), Kassie Cardullo (Deputy District Attorney), Patricia Horn (Sierra School Principal), Honorable Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, Eric Bonniksen (Placerville Union School District Superintendent), District Attorney Vern Pierson

Pictured (left to right): Lydia Stuart (Deputy District Attorney), Jim Ortega (Chief of Police), Dr. Ed Manansala (County Superintendent of Schools), Kassie Cardullo (Deputy District Attorney), Patricia Horn (Sierra School Principal), Honorable Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, Eric Bonniksen …

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Building Resilient Families through Collaboration: El Dorado County Recognizes Community Hubs with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

00:00 AM - April 12, 2018

Community Hub 2 Team (Cameron Park). Pictured (left to right): Shelley Grimwood, BSN, RN, (Public Health Nurse), Jazmine Victoria (Community Health Advocate), Jesus Cordova (Family Engagement Specialist), Marni Price (Early Childhood Literacy Specialist)

Community Hub 2 Team (Cameron Park). Pictured (left to right): Shelley Grimwood, BSN, RN, (Public Health Nurse), Jazmine Victoria (Community Health Advocate), Jesus Cordova (Family Engagement Specialist), Marni Price (Early Childhood Literacy Specialist)

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EDC School Board and Community Members Recognized

00:00 AM - April 12, 2018

Pictured (left to right): Scot Yarnell (EDCSBA President), Molly Smith, Kyle Pellegrini, Jared Parker, Abigail Oberhauser, Dr. Ed Manansala

Pictured (left to right): Scot Yarnell (EDCSBA President), Molly Smith, Kyle Pellegrini, Jared Parker, Abigail Oberhauser, Dr. Ed Manansala

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Youth Commissioners Host Board of Supervisors and County Superintendent of Schools

00:00 AM - March 21, 2018

Pictured from left to right (from an earlier event this year) are Shayan Habibi, Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Mackaela Pedersen, Everet Frame, Edith Rivera, and Chistian Seldon.

Pictured from left to right (from an earlier event this year) are Shayan Habibi, Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Mackaela Pedersen, Everet Frame, Edith Rivera, and Chistian Seldon.

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Dr. Ed Manansala: We Stand With Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

00:00 AM - February 27, 2018

Dear El Dorado County Community,

Our hearts go out to the families and educators involved in the tragedy that occurred on February 14, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.  The safety of students and staff is always our top priority, and while we hope that nothing like this happens …

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Oak Ridge High School Wins 2018 Academic Decathlon

00:00 AM - February 15, 2018

Oak Ridge High Schools Academic Decathlon team with their coach, Jeff Hassian, and principal Aaron Palm

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Oak Ridge High School took first place as a team during this year’s Academic Decathlon, held at Union Mine High School. The Academic Decathlon provides academic competitions that promote learning and academic excellence through teamwork. The program …

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Youth Commissioners Join County Supervisors for Annual Shadow Day

00:00 AM - January 12, 2018

                               

Pictured: (left to right) student Grace Salvestrin, Supervisor Shiva Frentzen,  student Misbah Shafi, Supervisor John Hidahl, student Dane Sheridan, Chair Michael Ranalli, student Shayan Habibi, Supervisor Brian K. Veerkamp, student Mackaela Pedersen, student Everet Frame, student Edith Rivera, student Christian Selden, and Supervisor Sue Novasel

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El Dorado County DA Vern Pierson Gives Students Courtroom Experience with Project Lead

11:00 AM - January 04, 2018

Project Lead is a program where District Attorney Vern Pierson takes crime prevention from the courtroom to classrooms across the county. This program reaches hundreds of students each year.

 

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Strong Partnerships Feed Families in Need

00:00 AM - January 02, 2018

Brenda Higgins, EDCOE Food Service Supervisor, helped to fill 100 boxes full of food for families in need.

Brenda Higgins, EDCOE Food Service Supervisor, helped to fill 100 boxes full of food for families in need.

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Placerville Kiwanis Brings Much Holiday Cheer to Families in Need

00:00 AM - December 18, 2017

Placer Food Bank generously delivers pounds of food to the Green Valley Community Church for Kiwanis members to organize into large boxes for families in need. Left to right: Jorge Lupercio (Placer Food Bank), Jean Meyer (Kiwanis), Mary Shoenberger (Placer Food Bank), Rick Van Scoy (GVCC), Carl Hagen (Kiwanis), and Dave Martinez (Executive Director of the Placer Food Bank).

Placer Food Bank generously delivers pounds of food to the Green Valley Community Church for Kiwanis members to organize into large boxes for families in need. Left to right: Jorge Lupercio (Placer Food Bank), Jean Meyer (Kiwanis), Mary Shoenberger (Placer Food Bank), Rick Van Scoy …

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EdSource Article: One in 4 California school districts required to get county help based on new state performance data

00:00 AM - December 12, 2017

Student works at a desk

CREDIT: ALISON YIN / EDSOURCE (2017)

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Village Life - Brooks basks in Blue Ribbon status

00:00 AM - December 06, 2017

William Brooks Elementary School students and principal Kevin Cadden celebrated their National Blue Ribbon Award for school excellence at a special assembly last Friday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

William Brooks Elementary School students and principal Kevin Cadden celebrated their National Blue Ribbon Award for school excellence at a special assembly last Friday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

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EDCOE’s 5th Annual Coat Drive Keeps Students Warm this Winter

00:00 AM - December 01, 2017

EDCOE delivers boxes of winter coats to schools across the county to keep children in need warm this winter.

In an effort to provide new coats to El Dorado County students in need, EDCOE sponsored the 5th Annual Coat Drive. This program is a collaboration of EDCOE and district team members working hand-in-hand with schools to determine and fill the needs of our county’s students. Thank you to …

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Charter Home School Academy Students Become Entrepreneurs

00:00 AM - December 01, 2017

Olivia Kaihe, Best Marketing Winner, displaying her themed cupcakes

Olivia Kaihe, Best Marketing Winner, displaying her themed cupcakes

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Students Teach Students ‘Say No to Tobacco!’

00:00 AM - November 09, 2017

Union Mine High School Leadership Student present Tobacco Prevention Training to Mountain Creek middle schoolers

To reach students on a peer-to-peer level about the dangers of tobacco use, Union Mine High School Leadership students spent a day as teachers at Pleasant Valley School this October. Dressed professionally, these young adults taught 7th and 8th-graders using curriculum from Stanford …

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CDE visits thriving EDCOE Special Services Programs

00:00 AM - November 03, 2017

Dana Mendonca, Instructional Assistant Autism, teaches students at Rescue Elementary School socialization and word association.

Dana Mendonca, Instructional Assistant Autism, teaches students at Rescue Elementary School socialization and word association.

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PUSD chooses new Principal of Sierra School

00:00 AM - November 03, 2017

Patricia Horn, Principal, Sierra School

The Placerville Union School District (PUSD) recently selected Patricia Horn as the new Principal of Sierra School. Horn brings with her a wealth of experience as both teacher and administrator with training credentials in Administrative Services, Multiple Subject Teaching, and Master …

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Jail Inmate Receives Diploma

00:00 AM - November 02, 2017

David Publicover, Officer Fransen, Raymond Martin, Caroline Earl, and Gary Sutherland celebrate Martin earning his high school diploma.

Left to right: David Publicover, Officer Fransen, Raymond Martin, Caroline Earl, and Gary Sutherland celebrate Martin earning his high school diploma.

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Watch the new Elevate to El Dorado Video!

00:00 AM - October 19, 2017

Watch this video to see why El Dorado County is the perfect place to live and work!

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Cars and Kids Shine Bright at Cops & Rodders

00:00 AM - October 12, 2017

Crowd at the Cops & Rodders Show and Shine Fly-In

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the Placerville CHP (California Highway Patrol) hosted the Cops & Rodders Show and Shine Fly-In at the Cameron Airpark with community event proceeds benefitting the Placerville CHP Community Fund.

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EDCOE Community-Based Organization Breakfast Promotes Collaboration

00:00 AM - October 12, 2017

Guests look on at the Community-Based Organization Breakfast 2017 hosted by EDCOE

On October 4, 2017, the El Dorado County Office of Education and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA El Dorado Charter) hosted the 2017 Community-Based Organization “Sharing of Services” Breakfast.  This event provided an exciting opportunity for nonprofit and …

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EDCOE Charter College & Career Prep Provides New Opportunities for Students

00:00 AM - October 04, 2017

Charter College & Career Prep Students Bryan Jimenez, Elias Brown, and Alexander Camancho practice mincing in Culinary Arts class.

Pictured: Bryan Jimenez, Elias Brown, and Alexander Camancho practice mincing in Culinary Arts class.

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CHP Taskforce Raises School Traffic Safety Awareness

00:00 AM - September 26, 2017

CHP Traffic Safety Enforcement team with vehicles

To keep students safe during the first days of school and to enhance safety awareness throughout the year, Placerville CHP implemented a special task force that provided extra patrol around campuses in August. The School-Zone: Traffic Safety Enforcement Operation, included Officers Ian …

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CUSD chooses new Assistant Principal of Camino Elementary School and of Camino Polytechnic Charter School

00:00 AM - August 24, 2017

Deborah Atkins - new Assistant Principal of Camino Elementary School and Camino Polytechnic

The Camino Union School District would like to announce the selection of Deborah Atkins as the new Assistant Principal of Camino Elementary School and of Camino Polytechnic – A Science and Natural Resources Charter School (previously known as Camino Science and Natural Resources …

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Mountain Democrat/Village Life - Schools report: County students above average

09:00 AM - July 30, 2017

Written by Dawn Hodson

County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala

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El Dorado County Welcomes Students and Parents Back to School (watch video)

00:00 AM - July 29, 2017

The 2017-2018 school year is almost here, and educatorswill welcome students back in the coming weeks. Students are ready to begin this year full of curiosity and excitement while educators are harnessing that energy to help each child become successful!

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Students Discover the Arts and Themselves at Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp

00:00 AM - July 27, 2017

Sugarloaf students in their Acoustic Guitar Elective class

Written by EDCOE Leadership & Communications Intern Kaitlyn Fly

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County Child Support Director Announces Benefactor of Statewide Association’s Annual Fundraiser

00:00 AM - July 24, 2017

Press Release by El Dorado County Chief Administrative Office

Each year, the Child Support Directors Association of California (CSDA) raises funds to help support a non-profit charity selected by the CSDA president. Next year’s funds will support El Dorado County students identified as homeless …

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El Dorado County Dental Van Brings Dental Care to Students

13:00 PM - July 23, 2017

This is the story of the Dental Van, and the wonderful and important services it provides to the students of El Dorado County.

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EDCOE Personnel Services Receives 2017 Excellence in Education Award

00:00 AM - July 06, 2017

EDCOE Personnel Services receives award from Dr. Ed Manansala

Written by EDCOE Leadership & Communications Intern Kaitlyn Fly

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Dr. Ed Manansala Delivers 2017 U.C. Davis School of Education Commencement Address

05:00 AM - June 30, 2017

“I learned in my most formative stage of being an educator that the dream of a child is gold. When a student’s aspirations are articulated, it can become a driving force for a school community.”

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Montessori Preschool Opens at Valley View Elementary

00:00 AM - June 27, 2017

Students participate in engaging activities, like stacking blocks, at the Montessori Preschool at Valley View Elementary in El Dorado Hills.

The Child Development Program at the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is pleased to announce that they have moved their Montessori State Preschool program to the Valley View campus in El Dorado Hills for the 2017-2018 school year, and the traditional State Preschool program …

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Students Enjoy the Fair with the Kids’ Fun Run and Golden Star Student Awards

00:00 AM - June 22, 2017

On the first day of the Fair, over 25 kids of all ages participated in the 1K Kids’ Fun Run where they raced against County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, along a course that weaved around the fairgrounds. For some runners, it was their first time; others had been participating for …

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Solid Gold Leadership for GTUSD

00:00 AM - June 22, 2017

Solid Gold Leadership for GTUSD

After serving more than 35 years at Gold Trail Union School District (GTUSD) as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, Joe Murchison deservedly entered retirement at the end of June. He has spent the last several decades cultivating a culture of family at their two school sites – …

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Carolyn Strelo-Smith Receives 2016-2017 Excellence in Education Award

00:00 AM - June 01, 2017

Carolyn Strelo-Smith stands with County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, and receives the Excellence in Education Award for the 2016-2017 school year.

Each year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) recognizes individuals for hard work that directly or indirectly contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community. One admirable team member is selected to receive the …

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EDCOE Charter Students Receive Regional and National Honors for Their Writing

00:00 AM - May 31, 2017

EDCOE Charter Students Receive Regional and National Honors for Their Writing

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Charter students recently received Regional, National, and Local awards for their exceptional writing at a dinner hosted by the Fleet Reserve Association.  Each year, the Reserve sponsors a writing contest for 7-12th grade students to …

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Hundreds Flock to the Annual Camino School "Spring House"

00:00 AM - May 30, 2017

Crowds watch performances outside

It’s an idyllic spring evening, and hundreds of students, educators, and family members cover Camino School’s campus for their Annual Spring House – a community event that highlights the accomplishments and success of Camino students throughout the year. A variety of booths offer …

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Pasta Dinner Brings Together County Supervisors and Youth Commissioners

00:00 AM - May 18, 2017

Group of Youth Commissioners pose for a photo with EDCOE leadership and members of the County Board of Supervisors

The El Dorado County Youth Commission met with El Dorado County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, members of EDCOE leadership, and members of the County Board of Supervisors on Monday, May 15. The students held their annual pasta dinner with the …

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EDHS Leadership Class Hosts Prom Night for Students with Special Needs

00:00 AM - May 16, 2017

EDHS Leadership Class Hosts Prom Night for Students with Special Needs

Union Mine High School students from Shelley Abel-Smith’s Special Education Transition class were invited to join students from Jared Parker’s class at El Dorado High School for a prom and dinner, hosted by the EDHS leadership class on April 21. The students were driven to the event in …

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Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Network at EDCOE Ice Cream Social

00:00 AM - May 12, 2017

Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Network at EDCOE Ice Cream Social

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Special Services team hosted a lively ice cream social for families with deaf or hard of hearing students, on May 1. Children and families networked with each other, met with members of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing EDCOE team, and were …

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PUSD Multi-Cultural Night Takes Students Around the World

00:00 AM - May 04, 2017

PUSD Multi-Cultural Night Takes Students Around the World

At Placerville Union School District’s (PUSD) annual Multi-Cultural Night in April, the multipurpose room at Schnell School was transformed into an international gathering that greeted several hundred students, educators, families, and community members. The walls were lined with 16 …

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Herbert C. Green Middle School Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success

00:00 AM - April 28, 2017

By Mother Lode Union School District

Herbert C. Green Middle School Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success

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Job Fair Attracts Many Potential New Team Members

00:00 AM - March 16, 2017

Job Fair Attracts Many Potential New Team Members

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) partnered with Brandman University to host an education hiring event for EDCOE county-wide programs and school districts on March 11. Dozens of attendees visited EDCOE and school district booths to collect information about available …

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Indian Diggings Presents to Board of Education

00:00 AM - March 13, 2017

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Charter Career Prep Wins VEX Robotics Competition

00:00 AM - March 10, 2017

Charter Career Prep Wins VEX Robotics Competition

The El Dorado County Office of Education’s Charter Career Prep (CCP) program provides an enriched, hands-on learning culture that develops innovative learners to compete in an ever-changing world. Robotics naturally lends itself to these goals, and the CCP Robotics Team has certainly …

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Charter Adult Education Inspires Students of All Ages to Reach Their Goals

00:00 AM - February 28, 2017

Charter Adult Education Inspires Students of All Ages to Reach Their Goals

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Charter Adult Education program provides adult learners from every walk of life with a wide range of rich learning experiences tailored to meet their unique needs. The programs have been especially beneficial for adult learners who face …

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New School Dashboard Provides Increased Transparency

00:00 AM - February 22, 2017

California’s future success depends on tapping into the potential of all students, so they graduate ready for college, careers, and life. For schools to reach this goal, teachers, parents and the community need clear and useful measures of progress. The new California School Dashboard is a key …

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Inspiration to Action Symposium: Breaking Barriers

00:00 AM - February 22, 2017

Inspiration to Action Symposium: Breaking Barriers

More than 250 educators from across California attended the annual EDCOE Charter SELPA Inspiration to Action Symposium held in San Diego on Thursday, February 16. This year’s theme, Breaking Barriers, focused on system-wide collaboration and practices to meet the needs of students with …

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EDCOE Child Development Programs Educate Generations

00:00 AM - February 15, 2017

EDCOE Child Development Programs Educate Generations

The El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Child Development Programs provide high-quality, early child care to students in El Dorado County generation after generation. Head Start Teacher, Sandee Bangs, and Classroom Assistant II, Sandy Maggard, have worked in the program …

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Free Spring Education Job Fair – Sat., Mar. 11

00:00 AM - February 07, 2017

Free Spring Education Job Fair – Sat., Mar. 11

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is partnering with Brandman University to host an education hiring event for EDCOE county-wide programs and school districts. Attendees will receive information and application instructions for certificated and classified positions, …

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Oak Ridge High School Wins 2017 Academic Decathlon

00:00 AM - February 04, 2017

Oak Ridge High School Wins 2017 Academic Decathlon

On Saturday, February 4, Oak Ridge High School took first place as a team during this year’s Academic Decathlon, held at Oak Ridge High School. The Academic Decathlon provides academic competitions that promote learning and academic excellence through teamwork. The program includes …

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Apply Today for Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp!

00:00 AM - January 31, 2017

Apply Today for Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp!

Sugarloaf is an overnight summer camp with two one-week camp sessions that run Sunday-Saturday. Campers live at our camp facility located at the beautiful Sly Park Environmental Education Center in Pollock Pines, California.

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Youth Commissioners Join County Supervisors for Annual Shadow Day

00:00 AM - January 26, 2017

On Tuesday, January 24, the El Dorado County Youth Commission participated in the annual Shadow Day, where the Youth Commissioners joined the County Board of Supervisors during one of the Board’s regularly scheduled meetings.  The students gained valuable insight into how local government …

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$1,000 Donation Provides Lunches to Rescue Students

00:00 AM - January 09, 2017

$1,000 Donation Provides Lunches to Rescue Students

Many students and families at Rescue Union School District (RUSD) received more than presents for Christmas this year when a generous community member donated $1,000 to pay off all outstanding lunch accounts. Balances totaled $766.49 district-wide, and the difference will help to …

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Toys for Tots brings Christmas to Children in Need

00:00 AM - December 21, 2016

Toys for Tots brings Christmas to Children in Need

The weekend before Christmas, volunteers from the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, Explorers, STARs, Placerville CHP, Police Department, Kiwanis, EDCOE, and school districts sorted more than 20,000 toys and created a massive Santa's Workshop for more than 1,000 families in need. Toys …

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Students Earn College Credit at EDCOE Charter Alternative Programs

00:00 AM - December 15, 2016

Students Earn College Credit at EDCOE Charter Alternative Programs

The El Dorado County Office of Education Charter Alternative Programs have launched a special college and career readiness program that provides the opportunity for Charter students to enroll in college courses while still completing their high school diploma.   The program, which is …

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Charter University Prep presents “Treasure Island”

00:00 AM - December 08, 2016

Charter University Prep presents “Treasure Island”

Performances: Thursday, December 8, Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10  

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The EDCOE Coat Drive Keeps Children Warm

00:00 AM - November 29, 2016

The EDCOE Coat Drive Keeps Children Warm

Every year, the EDCOE Coat Drive collects donations and distributes them throughout the County to children in need. Schools and county-wide programs assist in obtaining requests for sizes and distributing the coats. This year, 114 children will stay nice and warm because of the …

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CHSA’s Craft Faire Turns Students into Entrepreneurs

00:00 AM - November 28, 2016

CHSA’s Craft Faire Turns Students into Entrepreneurs

The Charter Home Study Academy (CHSA) multipurpose room was filled with eager customers traveling from booth to booth and purchasing homemade creations from student business owners. November 17 was the 19th Annual Craft Faire, where transitional kindergarten through eighth-grade …

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Students in Need Receive Clothes through Operation School Bell

00:00 AM - November 14, 2016

Students in Need Receive Clothes through Operation School Bell

On a recent brisk, clear, October Saturday morning, 80 students shopped for warm, comfortable, school appropriate clothing at the El Dorado Hills Target. Parents and grandparents were very appreciative of Operation School Bell – a program made possible by the Assistance League of …

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El Dorado High School Grad Becomes Eagle Scout

00:00 AM - November 03, 2016

El Dorado High School Grad Becomes Eagle Scout

Kyle Konetchy belongs to Troop 170 from Pollock Pines and became an Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor on Saturday, October 29. The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Placerville was filled with supportive loved ones, community members, and Scouts from every generation. The ceremony …

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Georgetown Students Experience Healthy Living with Experts

00:00 AM - October 24, 2016

Georgetown Students Experience Healthy Living with Experts

Several dozen fifth and sixth-grade students made the trip from Georgetown to visit the Sherwood Demonstration Garden and Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm in Placerville for a day of unique healthy living lessons. At the Demonstration Garden, children learned about native plants, …

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Placerville Kiwanis Club Installs New Leadership

00:00 AM - October 20, 2016

Placerville Kiwanis Club Installs New Leadership

The Kiwanis Club of Placerville is pleased to announce the installation of new officers for the 2016-17 school year. These community leaders help to mobilize volunteers from the Club’s 70 members to produce a variety of projects and events that benefit the children of El Dorado County. …

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El Dorado County Students Run For The Gold!

00:00 AM - October 05, 2016

El Dorado County Students Run For The Gold!

Over 200 students from across El Dorado County ran 1K/2K/5K races on Saturday, September 26, during the Run for the Gold! – a fundraising race benefitting the Boys and Girls Club Western Slope. Students in grades 1-8 traversed courses on Union Mine High School’s picturesque campus and …

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Students Travel Back in Time on Mini Miners’ Days

00:00 AM - October 03, 2016

Students Travel Back in Time on Mini Miners’ Days

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EDCOE Preschool Opens at Sutter’s Mill Elementary School

00:00 AM - September 28, 2016

EDCOE Preschool Opens at Sutter’s Mill Elementary School

The beginning of this school year brought many new and exciting things to El Dorado County, including a new State Preschool. The preschool program is administered by the Child Development Program at El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) and is located at Sutter’s Mill Elementary …

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El Dorado Smiles Dental Van Coming to a School Near You

00:00 AM - September 23, 2016

El Dorado Smiles Dental Van Coming to a School Near You

Written By: El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency

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EDCOE Honored with Patriot Awards

00:00 AM - August 18, 2016

EDCOE Honored with Patriot Awards

Written by EDCOE Leadership and Communications Intern Devin Johnson

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El Dorado County Recognized for Endeavors in Early Childhood Education

00:00 AM - August 05, 2016

El Dorado County Recognized for Endeavors in Early Childhood Education

Written by EDCOE Leadership and Communications Intern Hannah Van Vleet

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