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What the State’s New Stay Home Order Means for Ventura County Schools

What the State’s New Stay Home Order Means for Ventura County Schools

The State of California’s new regional Stay Home Order takes effect on Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 PM in Ventura County and in all counties in Southern California. Here’s what that means for Ventura County schools: Schools at all grade levels that already opened for in-person instruction while Ventura County was in the red or […]

School Reopening Plans May Change as Ventura County COVID-19 Cases Rise

School Reopening Plans May Change as Ventura County COVID-19 Cases Rise

Some Ventura County schools could have to delay their plans to resume in-person instruction if the County falls back to the most restrictive level – the purple tier – on the state’s coronavirus watch list, which is looking increasingly likely. Due to a growing number of COVID-19 cases, County health officials anticipate the move back […]

Two Ventura County Schools Win National Blue Ribbon Honors

Two Ventura County Schools Win National Blue Ribbon Honors

Two Ventura County Schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020 by the U.S. Department of Education. The schools were selected based on or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The Ventura County winners are among 367 public and private schools to be selected nationwide. The local honorees are: Meadows […]

New Ventura County Office of Education Building Completed in Camarillo

New Ventura County Office of Education Building Completed in Camarillo

Mary Samples Center will Serve Students with Autism The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) today marked the completion of the new the Mary E. Samples Education Services Center building in Camarillo. The 29,944-square-foot, two-story building at 5250 Adolfo Rd. was finished just over two years after construction began. The building is the new, permanent […]

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 […]

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