News Releases from the Ventura County Office of Education

Here are the latest news releases issued by the Ventura County Office of Education. See older items using the buttons at the bottom of the page. Or search by keyword using the search box below.

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Dr. César Morales Honored for Outstanding Leadership
Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Administrator Excellence by Region 13 of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). The award recognizes Dr. Morales’s work on be...
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2022 Ventura County Academic Decathlon Winners
The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Ventura County Academic Decathlon, which was held virtually over the past few weeks. The three teams with the highest overall scores this year are:  1st Place: Westlake High School Team A 2nd Place: Westlake H...
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Focus on Education - January 2022

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Focus on Education - January 2022
Say Thanks to School Employees • COVID-19 Test Kits and N95 Masks Provided to Local Schools • Equity Conference Registration Now Open • Call for Student Artwork • Computer Coding Event for High School Students • Make a Difference with a Career in Education • Upcoming VCOE Workshops
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Giving Thanks to Our Amazing School Employees
Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, is encouraging everyone to send a message of THANKS to school employees who are going above and beyond for kids during the pandemic. Email your message to news@vcoe.org.
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Half a Million N95 Masks to be Provided to Ventura County Schools
The State of California completed delivery of 514,562 N95 masks to the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo today. The masks will be distributed to Ventura County public and private K-12 schools for voluntary use by students and staff. Each school and district will develop its own procedu...
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COVID-19 Test Kits for Students Arrive in Ventura County
The State of California delivered 132,000 COVID-19 test kits to the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) in Camarillo yesterday evening and this morning. The at-home kits are intended specifically for K-12 public school students as part of a program announced by Governor Gavin Newsom in Decembe...
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Schools to Prioritize Safety Upon Return from Winter Break
As Ventura County students prepare to return from winter break amid increasing COVID-19 cases in the community, local school leaders are taking all possible steps to ensure the safety of students and employees. While some colleges and universities have announced plans to revert to distance lear...
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Schools Respond to New Social Media Threat

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Schools Respond to New Social Media Threat
The Ventura County Office of Education is aware of new rumors circulating on social media, specifically TikTok, threatening violence at schools nationwide on December 17. While these threats are unsubstantiated and do not mention Ventura County schools specifically, some local schools may be taking ...
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Responding to Social Media Threats and Bullying
Across the country and here in Ventura County, schools are seeing a concerning increase in students making inappropriate and potentially dangerous posts to social media, particularly on Instagram. These posts have included threats of violence and embarrassing pictures of students and staff members w...
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Focus on Education - December 2021

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Focus on Education - December 2021
Expanded Vaccine Availability • Vaccine Q&A for Parents • Free Digital Library • Pay Raise for Substitutes • Equity Conference • Arleigh Kidd Joins Board of Education
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