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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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Vaccinations for Educators to be Accelerated in Ventura County
The County of Ventura today announced a new goal of providing school employees with their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, which is significantly sooner than had originally been anticipated. This will be accomplished by working with local health care providers to administer va...
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More Elementary Schools Permitted to Reopen as Educator Vaccinations are Set to Begin
Ventura County has reached a COVID-19 case rate that allows all elementary schools to resume in-person instruction as early as today if they choose to do so and have taken required safety measures. At the same time, the County of Ventura will begin vaccinating teachers starting next Monday. &ld...
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2021 Ventura County Academic Decathlon Winners
The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Ventura County Academic Decathlon, which was held virtually over the past few weeks for the first time ever due the COVID-19 pandemic. The three teams with the highest overall scores this year are: 1st Place: Westl...
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Reopening Postponed for VCOE-Operated Schools
Plans to begin reopening schools operated by the Ventura County Office of Education for in-person instruction are being postponed. This was a difficult decision that came after careful evaluation of the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases and expected delays in the distribution of the vaccine. For the t...
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Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Stan Mantooth Announces Retirement
Stan Mantooth today announced his intention to retire from his position as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools effective February 1, 2021. Mantooth has served as Superintendent of Schools since he was appointed to the position in 2008. He was then elected to the office by voters three times in ...
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