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Ventura County Civil Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Oversight of Charter Schools

Ventura County Civil Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Oversight of Charter Schools

The 2019-2020 Ventura County Civil Grand Jury investigated five school districts and the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) regarding policies, practices and procedures in providing oversight of charter schools. The Grand Jury concluded that, while the authorizing districts and VCOE are following state law in reporting fiscal and administrative information, there is no consistency […]

Ventura County Office of Education Statement on Potential Early Reopening of School Campuses

Ventura County Office of Education Statement on Potential Early Reopening of School Campuses

The California Department of Education today announced it is studying options for reopening school campuses after Governor Newsom suggested they could open as early as July or August. Many questions remain about the safety, fiscal and labor implications of reopening campuses before the traditional start of the next school year. For now, there has been […]

$10,500 in Grants Available to Ventura County Teachers

$10,500 in Grants Available to Ventura County Teachers

Teachers in Ventura County are invited to apply for a share of $10,500 in grants that reward innovative teaching methods. The IMPACT II grant program is accepting applications through April 2, 2020. Successful applicants will receive $500 for individual entries and $750 for team entries. Winning teachers will be honored at an awards dinner and […]

2020 Ventura County Mock Trial Semifinalists Announced

2020 Ventura County Mock Trial Semifinalists Announced

The eight high school teams that will advance to the semifinals of the 2020 Ventura County Mock Trial were announced today by the Ventura County Office of Education. The semifinalists received the eight highest scores of the teams participating in this year’s Mock Trial. Listed in order of their scores, the final eight teams are: […]

California Distinguished Schools Include Nine in Ventura County

California Distinguished Schools Include Nine in Ventura County

Nine Ventura County elementary schools are being honored as 2020 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. Schools are awarded for their work toward closing the achievement gap and for achieving exceptional student performance. Schools that applied were eligible based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as described on the […]

Navy Engineers Modify Toys for Kids with Special Needs

Navy Engineers Modify Toys for Kids with Special Needs

Watching a toy come to life when it’s turned on is a delight for any child. But for kids with developmental disabilities, something as simple as pressing a button to activate a toy can be an impossible challenge. Toys designed for children with disabilities are available, but can be prohibitively expensive. That’s why Dwire School […]

Ventura County School Data Available in 2019 Dashboard

Ventura County School Data Available in 2019 Dashboard

A wealth of data about the performance of Ventura County schools and districts is now available in the 2019 California School Dashboard, which was released today by the California Department of Education (CDE). In addition to reporting on test scores in math and English language arts, the Dashboard provides a more complete picture of school […]

See the Winning Logos for Ventura County Academic Competitions

See the Winning Logos for Ventura County Academic Competitions

The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce the winners of logo design contests for the 2020 Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial and Science Fair. Nearly 150 middle and high school students from throughout Ventura County submitted entries for the contests. The winning design for the Academic Decathlon logo came from Morgan Conway, a […]

Ventura County School Closures for Thursday, October 24, 2019

Ventura County School Closures for Thursday, October 24, 2019

Due to high winds and the potential for Southern California Edison Public Safety Power Shutoffs, the following Ventura County school districts have announced they will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 24: Fillmore Unified School District (more info) Mupu School District (more info) All other Ventura County K-12 public schools are expected to be open for […]

Ventura County Student Test Scores Improve

Ventura County Student Test Scores Improve

Ventura County students slightly improved their scores on the statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test, according to new data released by the California Department of Education. In the 2018-2019 school year, 50 percent of Ventura County students met or exceeded the state standards for English language arts (ELA), which is up […]

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