Each year since 2001, employees gather around the flagpole at MCOE main to commemorate Patriot Day. Today, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy Kotowski and Adam Gavalla (Service Desk Manager in Technology and Information Services) shared a few words about September 11. Their comments were followed by the ringing of the bell four times, commemorating each downed airplane in the 9/11 attacks. The ringing of the bell was followed by a moment of silence.

Our new 2014-15 AmeriCorps volunteers. These 30 tutors will provide one-on-one or small group tutoring during and after school to over 500 K-4th grade students. They each will clock 1,700 or more hours during this school year to help improve literacy in Monterey County.  

 

Congratulations to the International School of Monterey on its authorization by the International Baccalaureate as Monterey County's first IB World School. Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy Kotowski joined Congressman Sam Farr, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Superintendent Dr. P.K. Diffenbaugh, President of the Monterey Institute of International Studies Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy, and the International School of Monterey administrators and staff at a celebration ceremony on August 19. (L to R: ISM Director Sean Madden, Dr. Ramaswamy, Congressman Farr, Dr. Kotowski, and Dr. Diffenbaugh)

Monterey County Home Charter School staffers Abel Coronel, Mayela Garcia, Kat Garcia and Norma Esparza are busily getting their library ready for the 2014-15 school year. School begins on August 25 for Monterey County Home Charter School.

The Monterey County Office of Education in partnership with the United Way Monterey County, hosted the annual Stuff the Bus event on Saturday, Aug. 2. Volunteers spent several hours stuffing backpacks with essentials that students need to keep up in the classroom. The backpacks will be delivered to school district staff who serve as liaisons to homeless students in Monterey County.

The 2014 Monterey County Board of Education and Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy Kotowski. Four board members were sworn in today to serve four years on the Monterey County Board of Education. Pictured from left to right are: Board Member Harvey Kuffner, Vice President Mary Claypool, President John McPherson, Board Member Judy Pennycook, Board Member Sergio Alejo, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy Kotowski, Board Member Ron Panziera and Board Member Francisco Estrada. Visit MCOE's Facebook for more photos of the Oath of Office.