Placer County Office of Education

Skills class offers chance for independence

Jordan Data’s favorite part of class is doing laundry. Data, 21, is one of the 11 students enrolled in the Placer County Office of Education’s Functional Skills Program at th ...

Olympus student wins county spelling bee

For the second year in a row, an Olympus Junior High School student won the Placer County Spelling Bee. Seventh grader Savitri Asokan placed first in the competition, held March 2 ...

Our View: Now is no time for a pay raise

It’s the holidays and what better gift to give to your elected county schools superintendent than a pay raise to an already hefty salary? Thursday night the Placer County Office ...

Education administrators making almost $200,000

Some local teachers and residents are upset and confused about the salaries of Placer County Office of Education administrators, including a position that makes more than a similar ...

County education board election pits teen vs. incumbent

Could one of the next members of the county’s education board be a 19-year-old college student? It’s possible. Lindsay Mulsow, of Auburn, is throwing her youthful hat into the ...

County ‘enhances’ child abuse reporting guides

The County Office of Education announced it will “enhance” its child abuse notification process in conjunction with a foundation that started after a toddler’s death. On We ...

Another view: Studying ways to slice costs of education

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. Recently the Auburn Journal called for education leaders to “step up” and lead districts experiencing this “budget ...

Our View: County education office must take a leadership role

It’s time for a change in local public education. It’s time for the Placer County Office of Education board and Superintendent Gayle Garbolino-Mojica to step up. Auburn Union a ...

Placer County bringing H1N1 vaccine to students

Usually it’s frowned upon when children stick things up their noses. That wasn’t the case Tuesday morning, when Auburn Elementary students patiently waited their turns in the ...

Our predictions for the region, 2009

As we bid farewell to 2008 and welcome 2009 with open arms — and, hopefully, fuller retirement portfolios — we look to that time-honored tradition of New Year’s resolutions t ...