Student Competitions & Fundraising
Student Services Branch
  John Tarkany, Coordinator
5189 Verdugo Way
Camarillo, CA 93012
Ph: 805.437.1501
 Fax: 805.437.1503

Student Competitions & Fundraising


Welcome to the Ventura County Office of Education, Student Competitions & Fundraising Department.


In cooperation with our many community partners, the Ventura County Office of Education, Student Competitions program p rovides, promotes, and supports environments that result in world-class learning by hosting the Ventura County Science Fair, the Ventura County Mock Trial, the Ventura County Academic Decathlon, the Ventura County Impact II Program and the Ventura County Teacher of the Year Program.

The Ventura County; Science Fair, Mock Trial, and Academic Decathlon events encourage and recognize our exceptionally talented young people in their pursuit of academic excellence and also provide them with valuable life skills such as; public speaking skills, interview skills, interpersonal skills, teamwork skills and solid work ethics.

The Ventura County; Impact II and Teacher of the Year Programs enable excellent teaching ideas to reach all teachers in the county, raises community awareness of exemplary classroom practices, highlights educational innovation, student learning, the rewards of teaching and boosts teacher morale by recognizing innovative teaching.


The Ventura County Office of Education provides quality services and support for life-long learning opportunities. We will collaborate to build relationships with local educational institutions and other government and private sector entities to provide leadership, service and support for all learners. The Student Competitions and Fundraising Department's goals and objectives are to:


1.       Provide, promote, and support environments that result in World-Class Learning.

  • Coordinate the Ventura County Science Fair
  • Coordinate the Ventura County Mock Trial
  • Coordinate the Ventura County Academic Decathlon
  • Coordinate the Ventura County Impact II Program

2.       Secure and develop Resources (human, fiscal, and information) that support and promote our mission.

  • Identify the needs.
  • Develop a Funding strategy to support Student Competitions.
  • Develop a Marketing strategy that promotes Student Competitions and raises public awareness.
  • Identify and contact organizations that promote Science, Civic Responsibility and Academic Achievement.

3.       Develop and maintain an Organization based on teamwork, trust, communication, commitment, and competence.

  • Develop a contact management system that provides information and updates for all stakeholders.
  • Develop Implementation Guides for Ventura County Science Fair, Ventura County Mock Trial, Ventura County Academic Decathlon and Ventura County Impact II Program that include Timelines and Task lists.

4.       Optimize Customer Satisfaction.

  • Publish materials that recognize and update stakeholders.
  • Assess and monitor efforts to insure that they are meeting the needs.
  • Provide an Annual Report for stakeholders.


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 John E. Tarkany, Coordinator
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