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Focus on Education - August 2022

Focus on Education - August 2022

  • 8/23/2022 8:51:00 AM
What to Expect in the New School Year • Free Bus Rides for Kids Coming Soon • Get a Head Start on College Savings • High-Speed Internet for All • 16-Year-Olds Can Pre-Register to Vote • 3,000 Backpacks for Kids in Need • High-Tech Learning at the LMNOP Lab • A Perfect Venue for Your Next Event
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What to Expect for the 2022-2023 School Year - A Message from Superintendent Morales

What to Expect for the 2022-2023 School Year - A Message from Superintendent Morales

  • 8/8/2022 12:44:00 PM
In the next few weeks, nearly 130,000 students from all corners of Ventura County will be heading back to class for the 2022-2023 school year. It’s hard to believe, but this is the fourth school year in a row to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that we’ve come a long way from the days of remote learning and mandatory masking. This year, students will again be learning in person, masks will be optional, and most school activities will take place without restrictions. 
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What’s Being Done to Keep Kids Safe at School

What’s Being Done to Keep Kids Safe at School

  • 6/29/2022 11:58:00 AM
By Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of SchoolsThe mass shooting that claimed 21 lives at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas is the latest incidence of what’s become a horrifyingly common occurrence in our nation. Here in Ventura County, students, parents, and school employees are understandably scared. As the father of a daughter in our local public school system, I profoundly relate to those fears. And as Ventura County’s Superintendent of Schools, ensuri...
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Dr. César Morales Elected as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools

Dr. César Morales Elected as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools

  • 6/8/2022 10:08:00 AM
For the first time, Dr. César Morales has been elected by voters as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools. He was initially appointed to the role in 2021 by the Ventura County Board of Education to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of former Superintendent Stan Mantooth. Upon his appointment, Dr. Morales made history by becoming the first Latino and first person of color to hold the office since it was created in 1873. Dr. Morales ran unopposed in yesterday’s primary electi...
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This Grad Bounces Back when Things Don’t Go as Planned

This Grad Bounces Back when Things Don’t Go as Planned

  • 6/1/2022 2:52:00 PM
Kendall Brown learned about loss at a young age when his father was infected by a life-threatening flesh-eating bacteria. The doctors said the only hope for survival was amputation. But his dad, who had re-learned to walk after surviving a plane crash when he was in the military, couldn’t bear to give up his legs.
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Daughter of Migrant Workers is Headed to UC Berkeley

Daughter of Migrant Workers is Headed to UC Berkeley

  • 6/1/2022 1:25:00 PM
Carolina Martinez will be the first person in her family to attend a four-year university – and not just any university. She was admitted to the University of California, Berkeley, which is consistently ranked one of the nation’s best. “I started screaming, and my family thought something was wrong,” she recalls of the moment she got the good news.
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Student’s “Beautiful Journey” is Leading to a Bright Future

Student’s “Beautiful Journey” is Leading to a Bright Future

  • 6/1/2022 8:30:00 AM
When schools were closed due to the pandemic, Alex Loza decided to make good use of the extra time he had on his hands. He got a job delivering meals to the elderly and remembers how some of the recipients were so grateful they were brought to tears. “That really made me feel good about myself,” he says. “It made me realize the good I was doing in my community.”
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Meet the 2022 Ventura County Teacher of the Year

Meet the 2022 Ventura County Teacher of the Year

  • 5/31/2022 2:41:00 PM
Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, is pleased to announce that Shannon Klemann from Adolfo Camarillo High School (ACHS) in the Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) is the 2022 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. Klemann and her students found out about the honor today when local school administrators made a surprise visit to her classroom.Klemann is a veteran educator who has taught in OUHSD schools for 23 years. She currently teaches biology in grades 9 thr...
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