VCOE Newsroom

October 2020
Schools Will Consider Reopening Dates as Ventura County Coronavirus Status Improves

Schools Will Consider Reopening Dates as Ventura County Coronavirus Status Improves

On October 6, Ventura County moved off the most restrictive tier of the state’s COVID-19 watch list, which means schools could soon have the option of reopening for in-person instruction at all grade levels. If Ventura County maintains its status for two additional weeks, schools may choose to reopen as early as Wednesday, October 21.
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AmeriCorps Volunteer Helping Promote Environmental Education in Ventura County

AmeriCorps Volunteer Helping Promote Environmental Education in Ventura County

The effort to expand environmental education for Ventura County students is getting a boost from the national AmeriCorps volunteer program. Kate Bilse has joined the Ventura County Office of Education as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the 2020-21 school year. Bilse is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she organized volunteer events for local environmental groups. At VCOE, she is currently...
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September 2020
Ventura County Schools Preparing for Reopening After Coronavirus Closures

Ventura County Schools Preparing for Reopening After Coronavirus Closures

Find out what school will look like when students return to class in the new edition of VCOE's Focus on Education.
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Two Ventura County Schools Win National Blue Ribbon Honors

Two Ventura County Schools Win National Blue Ribbon Honors

Two Ventura County Schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020 by the U.S. Department of Education. The schools were selected based on or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The Ventura County winners are among 367 public and private schools to be selected nationwide. The local honorees are: Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School in Tho...
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August 2020
New VCOE Education Building Completed in Camarillo

New VCOE Education Building Completed in Camarillo

The Ventura County Office of Education today marked the completion of the new Mary E. Samples Education Services Center building in Camarillo. The 29,944-square-foot, two-story building at 5250 Adolfo Rd. was finished just over two years after construction began. The building is the new, permanent home of VCOE’s Triton Academy, which serves students with autism in 3rd through 12th grades. It...
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Free Programs Available for Students with Disabilities

Free Programs Available for Students with Disabilities

Parents who suspect their child has a disability are advised to contact their local school district or the Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). Federal and state laws require public schools to provide free and appropriate education for children with special needs. Children and youth from birth through 21 years of age may qualify for special education programs in publ...
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July 2020
COVID-19 Safety Information from Ventura County Public Health

COVID-19 Safety Information from Ventura County Public Health

The Ventura County Office of Education is sharing this important update from Ventura County Public Health.Ventura County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, and we want to ensure that all residents have the information they need to prevent COVID-19 infection.It’s important to remember that gatherings with anyone other than members of your household are prohibited. Here are s...
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June 2020
Record Number of Migrant Students Enroll in Summer Program

Record Number of Migrant Students Enroll in Summer Program

A record number of migrant students have enrolled in a program that will provide important educational opportunities this summer in Ventura County. A total of 850 students have signed up for at-home summer instruction offered by the Migrant Education Program at the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE). The program provides services to students who frequently change schools as their famil...
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Ventura County Schools Preparing to Reopen Campuses

Ventura County Schools Preparing to Reopen Campuses

The California Department of Education (CDE) today released new guidelines for the safe reopening of the state’s public school campuses. The guidelines contain recommendations regarding a variety of measures to protect the safety of students and school employees. This includes advice on social distancing, temperature checks, contact tracing, hand washing, the use of face coverings and more. ...
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Meet the 2020 Ventura County Teacher of the Year

Meet the 2020 Ventura County Teacher of the Year

The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) is pleased to announce that Eva Cherrie from Elmhurst Elementary School in the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) is the 2020 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. Cherrie found out about the honor today when she joined her colleagues at the school for a year-end drive-through celebration for staff. She had no idea she was there to be named Teacher o...
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