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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California Distinguished Schools Include Two in Ventura County
Two Ventura County high schools are being honored as 2021 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. Oak Park High School in the Oak Park Unified School District and Rancho Campana High School in the Oxnard Union High School Districts are recipients of this coveted a...
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Dr. César Morales Sworn-In as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools
Dr. César Morales was formally sworn-in today as the new Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, becoming the first Latino and first person of color to hold the office since it was created in 1873.In an outdoor ceremony this morning at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo, Ca...
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Dr. César Morales Appointed as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools
Dr. César Morales was appointed today as the new Ventura County Superintendent of Schools. After conducting a nationwide search, the Ventura County Board of Education made the decision this morning by a unanimous vote. Dr. Morales will fill the vacancy created in February when Stan Mantooth r...
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Ventura County Science Fair Goes Virtual for 2021
Vaccine hesitancy, biodegradable plastic and ocean acidification are just some of the timely subjects of entries in the 2021 Ventura County Science Fair. The event, coordinated by the Ventura County Office of Education, was held entirely online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While many s...
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Relaxed School Distancing Rules are Another Sign of Progress
In a new sign of progress in the battle against the coronavirus, health officials have reduced the minimum required distance between students in a classroom from six feet to three feet. The change came quickly after the CDC announced the new three foot guidelines last Friday. The California Departme...
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Ventura County Team Wins State Mock Trial Competition
For the first time since 2013, a team from Ventura County is the first place winner of the California Mock Trial Finals. Trinity Pacific Christian School in Thousand Oaks won the top spot in the statewide competition a few weeks after taking both first and second place in the Ventura County Mock Tri...
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More Schools to Reopen as Ventura County Moves to Red Tier
More public schools will be reopening to in-person instruction now that Ventura County is moving to the less restrictive red tier in the State’s coronavirus monitoring system. The move from the purple to the red tier will take effect this Wednesday, March 17, as COVID-19 rates decline in Ventu...
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Ventura County Teacher of the Year Applications Being Accepted
The Ventura County Office of Education is now accepting applications for the 2021 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. The competition is open to all TK-12th grade teachers at Ventura County public, charter and private schools. Nominees are selected by schools and professional organizations, but memb...
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Governor Newsom Visits VCOE Vaccination Site
California Governor Gavin Newsom visited the vaccination site at the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) in Camarillo Tuesday evening where thousands of local educators are being immunized against COVID-19. The Governor received a tour of the site from VCOE Deputy Superintendent Dr. Cesar Mora...
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Ventura County Mock Trial Winners Announced
Trinity Pacific Christian School in Thousand Oaks is the first and second place winner of the 2021 Ventura County Mock Trial with Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley taking third place. The winning teams were announced this evening after seven days of competition that were held entirely onl...
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