Equity Conference to Address Disparities in Public Education
Event to be held In Person for First Time
Vital issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion in Ventura County public schools are the focus of the third annual Ventura County Office of Education Equity Conference, which will be held in person for the first time. The conference will feature a wide variety of workshops on increasing opportunities and removing obstacles for students from marginalized communities.
“This year’s conference takes on added significance following the COVID-19 pandemic, which amplified existing inequities and challenges faced by many of our students,” said Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools. “It’s more important than ever for schools, families, and the community to find solutions to longstanding issues that create barriers to success for too many kids.”
The conference is free of charge, but advance registration is required. It is open to parents and guardians, students, educators, support personnel, and community members. Language interpretation will be provided.
WHAT: 2023 VCOE Equity Conference
WHEN: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 • 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM
WHERE: VCOE Conference and Educational Services Center – 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
WHO: Parents and guardians, students, educators, support personnel, and community members.
FREE REGISTRATION: www.vcoe.org/equity23 or www.vcoe.org/equidad23
About the Ventura County Office of Education
The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training, and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators, and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at: www.vcoe.org.
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