Monterey County Office of Education 2012 Annual Report by mcherald

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									2012 monterey county
eDucAtIon rePort to tHe communIty
messAge from your county                                                                                  Student enrollment by diStrict

suPerIntenDent of scHools                                                                                diStrict                                                       Student
Dear Monterey County Residents,                                                                          Alisal Union School District*                                     8,554
                                                                                                         Big Sur Unified School District*                                     72
The Monterey County Office of Education is pleased to present our annual Education                          (Formerly Pacific Unified School District)
                                                                                                         Bradley Union School District                               73
Report to the Community. The purpose of this report is to provide you with a clear
                                                                                                         Carmel Unified School District                           2,377
understanding of where our public schools stand.                                                         Chualar Union School District                              334
                                                                                                         Gonzales Unified School District                         2,368
You will learn how Monterey County schools are doing academically compared to state                      Graves School District                                      41
averages and the improvement that has been made over the past 10 years. We recognize                     Greenfield Union School District                         2,969
                                                   the remarkable and inspiring                          King City Union School District*                         2,544
                                                   teachers who have received the                        Lagunita School District                                    99
                                                   KSBW Crystal Apple Awards                             Mission Union School District                              126
                                                                                                         Monterey County Office of Education*                     1,548
                                                   presented by Dole Fresh Vegetables.
                                                                                                         Monterey Peninsula Unified School District*            10,956
                                                   Finally, we feature some of the                       North Monterey County Unified School District            4,367
                                                   many innovative partnerships and                      Pacific Grove Unified School District                    1,956
                                                   programs underway in our schools.                     Salinas City Elementary School District                  8,511
                                                                                                         Salinas Union High School District                     13,761
                                                      Every generation strives to                        San Antonio Union School District                          179
                                                      leave the world a better place                     San Ardo Union School District                             102
                                                      for the next generation. Today,                    San Lucas Union School District                             65
                                                                                                         Santa Rita Union School District                         3,107
                                                      unprecedented funding cuts
                                                                                                         Soledad Unified School District                          4,635
                                                      are diminishing the scope                          South Monterey Co. Joint Union High School District*     1,977
                                                      of education opportunities                            (Formerly King City Joint Union High School District)
our schools can offer. A well rounded educational experience is crucial for the                          Spreckels Union School District                            976
development of the whole person. Critical thinking, creative imagination and                             Washington Union School District                           969
innovation are America’s greatest strengths and must continue to be an important
                                                                                                         total county                                                        72,666
aspect of our students’ education. Our students count on us to open wide the doors
                                                                                                         total caliFornia                                                 6,214,204
of opportunity and help them soar to boundless heights in their lives as they discover
their talents and abilities, and they learn and grow.                                                    *Includes charter schools.
                                                                                                                    Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest Student Enrollment 2011-12
The 21st century world and economic conditions in which we live call for all of us to
engage more deeply in supporting our schools. All children are our children, and we
need to be there for them. I call on all of us to connect with our children and youth in                  Student enrollment by ethnicity
far better and stronger ways than ever before – in the family, at school, in the workforce
                                                                                                         ethnicity                                          county                  State
and in the community.
                                                                                                         American Indian or Alaska Native                      0.3 %                 0.7 %
It is the intent of this report to help you better understand the progress of public                     Asian                                                 2.2 %                 8.5 %
                                                                                                         Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander                   0.6 %                 0.6 %
education in Monterey County and how we work together to support the education
                                                                                                         Filipino                                              2.3 %                 2.6 %
of all our students.
                                                                                                         Hispanic or Latino                                     74 %                51.4 %
                                                                                                         Black or African American                             2.1 %                 6.7 %
                                                                                                         White                                                  16 %                26.6 %
Nancy Kotowski, Ph.D.                                                                                    Two or more races                                     1.7 %                 1.8 %
                                                                                                         None reported                                         0.8 %                 1.1 %
Monterey County Superintendent of Schools
                                                                                                             Source: California Department of Education DataQuest, Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2010-11

                                         Pa i d F o r b y t h e g e n e r o u S d o n at i o n S o F o u r S P o n S o r S

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                         monterey county ImProvement exceeDs stAte
                                  Monterey County PerformAnce growtH
                         In 10-yeAr AcADemIc API Growth vs California API Growth
                                                                the State at
                         County Grows by 23 Percent Compared to 2000-201117 Percent

                                                                                                                                                                                         771           779
                                          800                                                                                                                              761
                                                                                                                                  730           736
                                                                          693           701           704
                                                            681                                                                                                                          741           743
                                          700   664
                                                                                                                                                             711           723
                       201 growth Score

                                                                                                                    680           692
                                                                                        661           663
                                          600                             644
API Growth Score

                                                                                                                                Monterey County schools have made steady progress toward
                                                                                                                                meeting California’s Academic Performance Index (API) and
                                                                                                                                federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets.
                                                       MONTEREY COUNTY                        140 POINT GROWTH
                                                                                                                                   • Schools are required to meet the state minimum API target of 800.

                                                                  CALIFORNIA                  115 POINT GROWTH                     • In 2000, Monterey County’s API was 603.
                                                                                                                                   • By 2011, the API had grown to 743 with a 140 point gain in that
                                                               GAP CLOSED                     by 25 points                           period of time. This exceeded the state average growth by 25 points.
                                                                                                                                   • In 2011, our middle and high schools outpaced growth/
                                          200                                                                                        improvement of schools statewide and our elementary schools
                                                                                                                                     stayed on par, matching growth/improvement of the state.

                                          100   61           54            49            40            41           39            38            40            38            38            30            36

                                                2000        2001          2002         2003          2004          2005          2006          2007          2008          2009         2010          2011
                   California                   664         681           693           701           704           719           730          736    Source:749          761          771         779
                                                                                                                                                              California Department of Education, Data Quest
                   Monterey County              603         627           644           661           663           680           692          696           711           723           741           743
                   Gap                          61           54            49            40            41            39           38            40            38            38            30            36

                                            Children are our most precious resource,
                                                    and they are our hope for the future.
                                                                   ~ Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent

                                                  NOTE: As of press time, the California Department of Education has not released its 2012 API data. Visit this fall for updated information.
  unDerstAnDIng tHe stAte AnD feDerAl AccountAbIlIty systems
                                                                by a targeted amount each year. Failure to meet
                                                                                                                                 2011 academic PerFormance indeX*
California is widely recognized                                 the targets results in the school or district being
                                                                identified as in “Program Improvement” (PI)                                                             2010         2011
as having among the most rigorous                               and subjects them to a variety interventions and                 Monterey County Average ............ 741 ....... 743

content standards in the nation.                                sanctions. Exiting Program Improvement requires                  California Average ..................... 771 ....... 779

                                                                that the school or district meet all the Adequate                School district               School district average
                                                                Yearly Progress targets in all measures for two                  Alisal Union Elementary.................................724
  California has established a target performance               consecutive years.                                                               *                                            *
                                                                                                                                 Big Sur Unified* .......................................... * *
  level of proficient that is more rigorous than the                                                                             Bradley Union Elementary..............................826
  level set by many states in the nation.                       Monterey County has seen notable examples of                     Carmel Unified ...........................................899
                                                                schools exiting NCLB program improvement                         Chualar Union Elementary .............................731
  Both the state and federal reports are based on the same      (PI) after multiple years in that status. Five                   Gonzales Unified ........................................687
  tests administered to students in grades two through          Monterey County schools have exited program                      Graves Elementary ......................................896
  11 each spring. The state’s Academic Performance              improvement:                                                     Greenfield Union Elementary .........................657
  Index (API) is a growth model that requires schools                                                                            King City Union Elementary ..........................721
  and districts to make incremental growth each year to              - Bardin Elementary School,                                 Lagunita Elementary ....................................891
  reach and then maintain an API of 800.                                Alisal Union School District                             Mission Union Elementary ............................859
                                                                     - Frank Ledesma Elementary School,                                                              **
                                                                                                                                 Monterey County Office of Education* * *.......628
  The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act                           Soledad Unified School District                          Monterey Peninsula Unified ...........................746
  utilizes a set of accountability measures to determine             - Rose Ferrero Elementary School,                           North Monterey County Unified .....................703
  if schools and districts have made Adequate Yearly                    Soledad Unified School District                          Pacific Grove Unified ..................................877
  Progress (AYP). The most important measure, which                  - San Vicente Elementary School,                            Salinas City Elementary ................................742
  can be described as an attainment model, requires                     Soledad Unified School District                          Salinas Union High .....................................726
  schools and districts to increase the percentage of                - Santa Lucia Elementary School,                            San Antonio Union Elementary ......................804
  students reaching proficiency on a state assessment                   King City Union School District                          San Ardo Union Elementary ..........................621
                                                                                                                                 San Lucas Union Elementary .........................694
                                                                                                                                 Santa Rita Union Elementary .........................776
                                                                                                                                 Soledad Unified .........................................715
                                                                                                                                 South Monterey County High * * ...................706
                                                                                                                                 Spreckels Union Elementary ..........................873
                                                                                                                                 Washington Union Elementary ......................901

                                                                                                                                 charter Schools                                      average
                                                                                                                                 Big Sur Charter ...........................................804
                                                                                                                                 International School of Monterey.....................891
                                                                                                                                 King City Arts Charter ...................................725
                                                                                                                                 Learning for Life Center .................................593
                                                                                                                                 Monterey Bay Charter ..................................855
                                                                                                                                 Monterey County Home Charter .....................674
                                                                                                                                 Oasis Charter .............................................695

                                                                                                                                 *The Academic Performance Index (API) is a numeric scale from
                                                                                                                                 a low of 200 to a high of 1000 based on the results of student
                                                                                                                                 testing. The 2011 Growth API is based on the performance of
                                                                                                                                 individual students on tests administered in spring 2011.
                                                                                                                                 * Formerly Pacific Unified School District
                                                                                                                                 * API cannot be calculated based on the small student population
                                                                                                                                 for this district.
                                                                                                                                 * Formerly King City Joint Union High School District
                                                                                                                                 ***** Score includes Alternative Education, Monterey County Home
                                                                                                                                 Charter School, and Special Education Students

                                                                                                                               Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest 2011 Growth API Report

  NOTE: As of press time, the California Department of Education has not released its 2012 API data. Visit this fall for updated information.

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scHools AcHIevIng tHe tArget of 800

20 1
 big Sur unified (Formerly Pacific unified)
   Big Sur Charter....................................... 804
 bradley union elementary
                                                                            monterey county office of education
                                                                              Monterey Bay Charter ............................. 855
                                                                            monterey Peninsula unified
                                                                                                                                            San antonio union elementary
                                                                                                                                              San Antonio Elementary ........................... 804
                                                                                                                                            Santa rita union elementary
   Bradley Elementary.................................. 826                   Bay View Elementary ............................... 858         McKinnon Elementary .............................. 808
 carmel unified                                                               George C. Marshall Elementary ................ 827              New Republic Elementary......................... 843
   Captain Cooper Elementary...................... 866                        International School of Monterey ................ 891         Soledad unified
   Carmel High .......................................... 860                 Ione Olson Elementary ............................. 826         Frank Ledesma Elementary ........................ 801
   Carmel Middle ....................................... 903                  La Mesa Elementary ................................ 889       Spreckels union elementary
   Carmel River Elementary ........................... 958                  Pacific grove unified                                             Buena Vista Middle ................................. 853
   Tularcitos Elementary ................................ 926                 Forest Grove Elementary ........................... 885         Spreckels Elementary ............................... 893
 graves elementary                                                            Pacific Grove High.................................. 848      washington union elementary
   Graves Elementary .................................. 896                   Pacific Grove Middle............................... 887         San Benancio Middle .............................. 887
 lagunita elementary                                                          Robert Down Elementary .......................... 919           Toro Park Elementary ............................... 913
   Lagunita Elementary..................................891                 Salinas city elementary                                           Washington Elementary ........................... 917
 mission union elementary                                                     Laurel Wood Elementary .......................... 814
   Mission Elementary ..................................859                   Mission Park Elementary ........................... 828       Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest 2011 Growth API Report

scHools mAkIng tHe most API growtH 2010-11
                                                                      2010        2011         2010-11
elementary SchoolS                                                    Base        Growth       growth
1    Santa Lucia Elementary - King City USD                           700          749           +49
2    El Gabilan Elementary - Salinas City Elem. USD                   702          751           +49
3    Roosevelt Elementary - Salinas City Elem. USD                    704          745           +41
4    Jack Franscioni Elementary - Soledad Unified                     724          765           +41
5    Spreckels Elementary - Spreckels USD                             853          893           +40
6    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - Alisal USD                 630          669           +39
7    Highland Elementary - Monterey Peninsula Unified                 653          691           +38
8    Rose Ferrero Elementary - Solead Unified                         691          727           +36
9    Bay View Elementary - Monterey Peninsula Unified                 824          858           +34
10   Frank Ledesma Elementary - Soledad Unified                       770          801           +31                                                                             2010           2011           2010-11
                                                                                                                 Secondary SchoolS                                               Base           Growth         growth
11   San Vicente Elementary - Soledad Unified                         737          768           +31
12   Creekside Elementary - Alisal USD                                748          778           +30             1    Seaside High - Monterey Peninsula Unified                   682            737             +55
13   Martin Luther King - Monterey Peninsula Unified                  621          651           +30             2    Everett Alvarez High - Salinas Union HSD                    703            739             +36
14   Prunedale Elementary - No. Monterey Co. Unified                  732          761           +29             3    Salinas High - Salinas Union HSD                            729            765             +36
15   Bardin Elementary - Alisal USD                                   725          753           +28             4    North Salinas High - Salinas Union HSD                      668            696             +28
16   Frank Paul Elementary - Alisal USD                               690          718           +28             5    La Paz Middle - Salinas Union HSD                           675            702             +27
17   La Gloria Elementary - Gonzales Unified                          745          768           +23             6    Main Street Middle - Soledad Unified                        678            703             +25
18   Gabilan Elementary - Soledad Unified                             736          759           +23             7    El Sausal Middle - Salinas Union HSD                        687            711             +24
19   Los Padres Elementary - Salinas City USD                         702          724           +22             8    Alisal High - Salinas Union HSD                             686            708             +22
20   Castroville Elementary - No. Monterey Co. Unified                639          659           +20             9    King City High - So. Monterey Co. JUHSD                     718            739             +21
21   Robert Down Elementary - Pacific Grove Unified                   899          919           +20             10   Chalone Peaks Middle - King City USD                        670            686             +16

                                  Source: California Department of Education DataQuest, 2011 Growth API Report                                 Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest 2011 Growth API Report
                        NOTE: As of press time, the California Department of Education has not released its 2012 API data. Visit this fall for updated information.
stuDent AcHIevement outcomes
StudEnt dEmoGraPHiC faCtorS                                                                                                      Graduation ratES
                                                        MontErEy                 cALiForniA             pErcEntAgE point            monterey county comPared to caliFornia
   Student SubgrouP                                      county                                            DiFFErEncE                                          All                  African-                             English Economically
                                                                                                                                                            Students Hispanic White American Filipino Asian              Learner Disadvantaged
   EnGliSH lEarnErS                                         37.3%                      17%                       +20%
                                                                                                                                   montErEy County 70.5%              67.1% 82.2%         63.7%      74.7% 81.0%          59.7%          67.0%
   EConomiCally diSadvantaGEd* 69.1%                                                  56.7%                     +12.4%
                                                                                                                                   California               76.3%     70.4% 85.4%         62.8%      89.0% 89.7%          60.2%          69.9%
   miGrant StudEntS                                           19%                       3%                       +16%
                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest 2011

   *Based on Free and Reduced Lunch Program participation.
   Source: California Department Of Education, DataQuest 2010                                                                    droPout ratES
                                                                                                                                    monterey county comPared to caliFornia

                                                                                                                                                               All                  African-                             English Economically
                                                                                                                                                            Students Hispanic White American Filipino Asian              Learner Disadvantaged
                                                                                                                                   montErEy County 13.1%              14.7%     8.1%      18.1%       5.7%      6.6%      20.0%          15.4%
                                                                                                                                   California               14.4%     17.7%     8.9%      24.7%       6.7%      6.2%      24.8%          17.6%

                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest 2011
                                                                                                                                 The following categories are not represented in the graduation and dropout rate tables as a subgroup due to
                                                                                                                                 small student population: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, two or more races and not
                                                                                                                                 reported. They are included in the all students percent calculation.

California HiGH SCHool Exit Exam rESultS
All California high school students are required to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to earn a high school diploma. The exam ensures that all
students in California public high schools can demonstrate competency in three core subjects – reading, writing and mathematics.

EnGliSH-lanGuaGE artS                                                                                                            matHEmatiCS
   comPariSon oF PaSSing rateS For 10th graderS                                                                                     comPariSon oF PaSSing rateS For 10th graderS
   in the graduating claSSeS oF 2012, 2013 and 2014                                                                                 in the graduating claSSeS oF 2012, 2013 and 2014

                                        monterey county                                           caliFornia                                                       monterey county                                  caliFornia
                                                                     POINT                                             POINT                                                                    POINT                                       POINT
                                     CLASS     CLASS       CLASS  COMPARISON           CLASS     CLASS       CLASS  COMPARISON                                  CLASS     CLASS       CLASS  COMPARISON     CLASS     CLASS       CLASS  COMPARISON
                                    OF 2012 OF 2013 OF 2014 2012-2014                 OF 2012 OF 2013 OF 2014 2012-2014                                        OF 2012 OF 2013 OF 2014 2012-2014           OF 2012 OF 2013 OF 2014 2012-2014

    all StudentS                     75%        79%        77%           +2%           81%        82%        83%     +2%             all StudentS              78%       78%      79%         +1%          81%       83%       84%         +3%
    DEMOGRAPHIC SUBGROUP                                                                                                             DEMOGRAPHIC SUBGROUP
    Hispanic or Latino               69%        75%        73%           +4%           73%        76%         77%    +4%             Hispanic or Latino         72%      75%       75%        +3%          74%       77%       78%         +3%
    African American                 78%        87%        81%           +3%           71%        72%         73%    +2%             African American           81%      77%       75%        -6%          67%       68%       69%         +2%
    or Black                                                                                                                         or Black

    White                            94%        93%        92%           -2%           91%        91%         92%    +1%             White                      93%      90%       92%        -1%          91%       91%       91%         0%
    Economically                     69%        74%        71%           +2%           72%        75%         76%    +4%             Economically               72%      74%       74%        +2%          73%       76%       78%         +5%
    Disadvantaged                                                                                                                    Disadvantaged

    Non-Economically                 87%        90%        88%           +1%           91%        92%         92%    +1%             Non-Economically           87%      87%       86%        -1%          90%       91%       92%         +2%
    Disadvantaged                                                                                                                    Disadvantaged

    Students Receiving               35%        35%        30%           -5%           37%        39%         39%    +2%             Students Receiving         32%      34%       33%        +1%          39%       39%       41%         +2%
    Special Education                                                                                                                Special Education
    Services                                                                                                                         Services

    English Learner                  39%        45%        38%           -1%           42%        44%         44%    +2%             English Learner            51%      48%       50%        -1%          52%       56%       56%         +4%
    Redesignated English             94%        95%        94%            0%           93%        94%         94%    +1%             Redesignated English       91%      91%       91%         0%          92%       92%       93%         +1%
    Learner*                                                                                                                         Learner*

*Redesignated English learner is the number of limited English students redesignated as fluent English proficient.
Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest California High School Exit Exam, 2012

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California EnGliSH lanGuaGE dEvEloPmEnt tESt
The California English Language Development Test annually assesses the
                                                                                                                                  Percent oF engliSh learnerS
skills of English learners in kindergarten through 12th grades in English                                                         in the Five levelS oF engliSh ProFiciency
listening, speaking, reading and writing.                                                                                                                                                                          total 3-year
                                                                                                                                                              2009                       2012                 Percentage Point gain
                                                                                                                                  proFiciEncy     MontErEy                    MontErEy                         MontErEy
 Percent oF engliSh learnerS achieving the State                                                                                  LEvEL            county cALiForniA           county cALiForniA                county cALiForniA
 target levelS For engliSh ProFiciency                                                                                            advanCEd              6%            9%           5%           9%                    -1             0
                                                                                                  total 3-year                    Early                 25%           30%       29%             33%                   +4           +3
                                   2009                               2012                   Percentage Point gain
 LAnguAgE                                                                                                                         advanCEd
 proFiciEncy          MontErEy                            MontErEy                            MontErEy
                                                                                                                                  intErmEdiatE          37%           37%       40%             38%                   +3           +1
 LEvEL                 county cALiForniA                   county cALiForniA                   county cALiForniA
                                              9%                               9%                                                 Early                 19%           15%       17%             14%                   -2             -1
 advanCEd                   6%                                 5%
 Early                      25%               30%             29%             33%
                                                                                                                                  bEGinninG             13%           8%           9%           6%                    -4             -2
 total For                31%             39%                34%             42%                   +3               +3                                                                     Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest
 levelS                                                                                                                          A pattern of positive results on the CELDT assessment is the reduction in the
                                                                         Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest   numbers of English learner students in the Beginning and Early Intermediate
Together the Early Advanced and Advanced Proficiency levels represent the                                                        levels and the increase in the numbers of English learner students in the
state target for English proficiency attainment for English learners.                                                            Intermediate and Early Advanced levels.

California StandardS tESt rESultS 2011-12
The California Standards Test (CST) is administered to students in California public schools. The tests were developed to assess students’ knowledge of
the California Academic Content Standards. The State Board of Education adopted the standards to specify what all California children are expected to
know and be able to do in each grade or course. CST scores are reported as one of five performance levels from “far below basic” to “advanced.” The scores
are used for calculating each school’s Academic Performance Index and
                                                                                engliSh-language artS
contribute to the federal calculation of Adequate Yearly Progress.              Percent of All stuDents scorIng At or Above ProfIcIent
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Percentage Point
   mathematicS                                                                                                                                            2011                          2012                  growth 2011-2012
   Percent of All stuDents scorIng At or Above ProfIcIent                                                                                       MontErEy                    MontErEy                        MontErEy
                                                                                                                                   grADE         county cALiForniA           county cALiForniA               county cALiForniA
                                                                                               Percentage Point
                                  2011                               2012                      growth 2011-2012                       2            43            56            47              58                +4             +2
                    MontErEy                            MontErEy                             MontErEy                                 3            32            46            34              48                +2             +2
   grADE             county cALiForniA                   county cALiForniA                    county cALiForniA
                                                                                                                                      4            51            64            54              67                +3             +3
         2               57               66                 57              64                    0                -2
                                                                                                                                      5            46            60            50              62                +4             +2
         3               58               68                 61              70                   +3                +2
                                                                                                                                      6            44            55            48              60                +4             +5
         4               62               71                 60              71                   -2                0
                                                                                                                                      7            46            57            50              62                +4             +5
         5               52               63                 56              65                   +4                +2
                                                                                                                                      8            47            57            49              60                +2             +3
         6               44               53                 44              54                   +0                +1
                                                                                                                                      9            46            55            48              57                +2             +2
         7               37               49                 41              52                   +4                +3
                                                                                                                                     10            39            48            40              51                +1             +3
      a1                 25               33                 24              35                   -1                +2
                                                                                                                                     11            37            45            39              48                +2             +3
      GE                 19               31                 21              32                   +2                +1
                                                                                                                                  AvErAgE                                                                        +3             +3
      a2                 22               33                 21              34                   -1                +1
                                                                                                                                                                                           Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest
     Gm                  21               28                 16              28                   -5                0
      Sm                 38               54                 34              54                   -4                0              Science
                                                                                                                                   Percent of All stuDents scorIng At or Above ProfIcIent
  AvErAgE                                                                                          0                +1
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Percentage Point
 a1: alGEbra i ge: GEomEtry a2: alGEbra ii gm: GEnEral matHEmatiCS Sm: H.S. SummativE matH                                                                2011                          2012                  growth 2011-2012
*End of course defined: End-of-course subjects are those subjects that can be taken by students in multiple grade                               MontErEy                    MontErEy                        MontErEy
levels. Students only take these tests during the grade level in which they take the course.                                       grADE         county cALiForniA           county cALiForniA               county cALiForniA
                                                                                                                                      5            41            58            43              59                +2             +1
 hiStory – Social StudieS                                                                                                             8            60            64            61              66                +1             +2
  Percent of All stuDents scorIng At or Above ProfIcIent
                                                                                                                                     10            43            50            44              53                +1             +3
                                                                                             Percentage Point
                              2011                                  2012                     growth 2011-2012                        ES            24            35            27              38                +3             +3
                  MontErEy                            MontErEy                             MontErEy                                  bi            43            49            43              52                 0             +3
  grADE            county cALiForniA                   county cALiForniA                    county cALiForniA
                                                                                                                                     CH            34            38            35              43                +1             +5
     8                 40                51                 43              52                  +3              +1
                                                                                                                                     PS            40            52            49              52                +9              0
    uS                 44                48                 42              49                  -2              +1
                                                                                                                                     i1             3            20            7               20                +4              0
    wH                 36                44                 37              46                  +1              +2
                                                                                                                                  AvErAgE                                                                        +3             +2
 AvErAgE                                                                                        +1              +1
                                                                                                                                 eS: EartH SCiEnCE bi: bioloGy                             Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest
uS: uS HiStory wh: world HiStory                                         Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest   ch: CHEmiStry PS: PHySiCS i1: intEGratEd 1
cAlIfornIA rAnks 46tH In tHe nAtIon In k-12 sPenDIng Per stuDent
California’s support for K-12 public education has not kept pace with the rest of the nation. In 2006-07, California’s per pupil expenditure was $8,823
compared to the national average of $9,749. Since that time, the state has continued to lag behind the nation in per pupil funding. California’s per pupil
funding was ranked 46th in the nation for 2010-11. Although California has set rigorous academic standards for student achievement, state funding actions
have not proven that education is a top priority (National Education Association, Rankings Estimates 2012).

                                                                                               caliFornia                                            reSt oF
                                                                                                 rank                   caliFornia                 united StateS
    K-12 SPEndinG PEr StudEnt (2010-11)                                                       46tH in the nation           $8,908                        $11,764

    K-12 SPEndinG aS a PErCEntaGE of PErSonal inComE (2010-11)                                47tH in the nation            3.27%                          4.29%

    numbEr of K-12 StudEntS PEr tEaCHEr (2010-11)                                             50tH in the nation             20.5                           13.8

    numbEr of K-12 StudEntS PEr GuidanCE ounSElor (2009-10)                                   49tH in the nation             810                             433

    numbEr of K-12 StudEntS PEr librarian (2009-10)                                           50tH in the nation            5,489                            839

    numbEr of K-12 StudEntS PEr adminiStrator (2009-10)                                       46tH in the nation             301                             203
                                                                                                                                        Source: California Budget Project, October 2011

                                                                                                                   tHe connectIon:
                                                                                                                   tHe cAlIfornIA
                                                                                                                   economy AnD
                                                                                                                   k-14 funDIng
                                                                                                                   In 1988, California voters approved Proposition
                                                                                                                   98, which requires a minimum percentage
                                                                                                                   of the state budget be provided to fund K-12
                                                                                                                   schools and community colleges. The level of
                                                                                                                   state funding for public schools is determined
                                                                                                                   primarily through Proposition 98. The most
                                                                                                                   notable factor in determining the Proposition
                                                                                                                   98 funding level is the strength of the California
                                                                                                                   economy and state tax collection.

                                                                                                                   Since 1988, K-12 and community college
                                                                                                                   education funding has generally mirrored the
                                                                                                                   condition of the state economy. When the
                                                                                                                   economy is strong and state tax revenue is up,
                                                                                                                   school funding rises accordingly. On the other
                                                                                                                   hand, a sluggish and weak state economy has
                                                                                                                   mostly resulted in minimal revenue increases—
                                                                                                                   and since 2008, serious decreases for California
                                                                                                                   schools. Economists suggest that the worst of the
                                                                                                                   economic downturn may be over; however, the
                                                                                                                   state’s budget outlook continues to be grim, and
                                                                                                                   schools continue to be seriously underfunded to
                                                                                                                   meet today’s educational standards.

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monterey county scHools lose $295 mIllIon sInce 2008
loSS of anotHEr $101 - $131 million ExPECtEd for 2012-13 SCHool yEar
Between fiscal years 2008-09 and 2011-12, Monterey County K-12 schools have experienced a reduction in base funding of approximately $295 million, or 17 percent.
The negative impact of these funding reductions can be seen throughout Monterey County school districts. Districts have been forced to make midyear cuts, shorten the
school year, lay off staff, reduce extracurricular activities, cut support to programs for the neediest students, and negotiate reductions in employee pay. In order to adjust
for the reduction in revenue, many districts have discontinued programs such as art and music, professional development, and tutoring. They have even increased class
sizes and implemented staff furlough days. Economic indicators suggest that school districts will most likely continue to see revenue reductions. Moreover, Monterey
County school districts have seen notable decreases in programmatic funding, such as state categorical reductions for specific student programs and populations.

                                                                                    MILLIONS ($)
                                                                        $431M                    $429M

                    $420                         $413M

     MILLIONS ($)




                                                                                                 $352M                                              $352M**

                    $330                                                $336M

                      2007-08 *                 2008-09                2009-10                   2010-11                2011-12                2012-13
                           Actual District Funding                  Funding Districts Should Have Received              November 2012 Tax Initiative Impacts

                      * The last year districts were fully funded      ** If tax initiative passes, $101 million       *** If tax initiative fails, $131 million
                                                                           funding shortfall for 2012-13                     funding shortfall for 2012-13
  NOTE: 2007-08 student count used for all years.

wHat’S at StaKE for EduCation in novEmbEr 2012
The 2012-13 state budget act proposal includes additional cuts to K-12 and community college education. The total amount of the cut is based on many
factors, including the passage or failure of Proposition 30 (the Governor’s Tax Initiative), a proposal which would raise additional revenue through a
temporary 0.25 percent sales tax increase and a two percent personal income tax on California’s highest wage earners. Proposition 30 will go to the voters in
November 2012 and has a significant impact on local school districts. If the tax initiative passes, Monterey schools would continue to see a $101 million reduction
in revenue. However, if the initiative fails, local schools would see even higher revenue cuts of approximately $131 million. For Monterey County children, either
a $101 million or $131 million loss in base funding will further negatively impact academic programs and supplemental support at the local school level.

mAkIng A DIfference In monterey county eDucAtIon
   one of monterey County’s greatest strengths is the vital partnerships that provide a delivery system of services to
   children and youth throughout the county. it is through these collaborative efforts that all students can succeed and
   reach higher levels of achievement. Each year, this annual report will recognize programs that are touching the
   lives of many students and families in our community.

AmeriCorps Volunteers Clock Nearly 500,000                 Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival’s Student           former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice,
Hours to Improve Literacy in Monterey County               Literary Days Raise Critical Thinking to            renowned authors and Pulitzer Prize winners, and
                                                           Higher Levels                                       distinguished scientists.

                                                                                                               Thought-provoking interaction with the speakers is
                                                                                                               having a profound impact on expanding students’
                                                                                                               world views and taking their critical thinking to
                                                                                                               higher levels. As one 8th grade teacher expressed,
                                                                                                               “Thank you again for the incredible experience
                                                                                                               you provided our students … I believe that the
                                                                                                               experience of attending the Carmel Authors &
                                                                                                               Ideas Festival will be an honor that they carry in
                                                                                                               their hearts forever.”
For more than a decade, the Monterey County
Office of Education’s AmeriCorps program                                                                       In addition to the Student Days at the Festival, Big
Monterey County United for Literacy has taken on                                                               Reads were conducted by the Carmel Authors &
the task of improving literacy in schools.                 2012 marks the fifth year of the Carmel Authors     Ideas Festival countywide on The Adventures of Tom
                                                           & Ideas Festival’s Student Literary Days. This      Sawyer in 2010 and The Call of the Wild and Old
United for Literacy challenges AmeriCorps members          event has offered thousands of Monterey County      School in 2011. The Festival to Schools program
to make Monterey County communities safer, smarter         middle and high school students an extraordinary    was introduced this year. Students have in-depth
and healthier. Members serve as leaders in community       opportunity to engage with award-winning authors    learning experiences with presenters coming to
efforts to raise literacy levels of struggling K-4 grade   and highly accomplished individuals, such as U.S.   their schools for assembly programs.
students. Today, 30 tutors, ranging in age from 18         Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor,
to 55 provide 1,700 hours of service to schools each
                                                                                                               Monterey County Reads Volunteers Key
year. With between two and six members at each
                                                                                                               to Strengthening Monterey County K-3
school site, students receive one-on-one or small            by the numberS                                    Student’s Reading Skills
group tutoring during and after school hours. This                                                             Public service is at the heart of The Panetta Institute
                                                             •	 More	than	12,000	middle	and	high	school	
year, more than 515 students will receive 20 hours                                                             for Public Policy’s Monterey County Reads
                                                                students from 30 schools have participated
of tutoring, with the expectation that 25 percent                                                              program. Since 1997, this interventional literacy
                                                                since 2008
of the students will advance reading ability by one          •	 More	than	1,000	teachers	have	received	        program has placed more than 2,500 volunteers
full grade level and 15 percent will meet grade level           scholarships to attend since 2008              in Monterey County schools. Each volunteer is
proficiency standards.                                       •	 In	the	Big	Reads,	70	teachers	from	17	
                                                                school	districts,	Boys	and	Girls	Clubs	and	      by the numberS
  by the numberS                                                public libraries have participated
                                                             •	 During	these	Big	Reads,	more	than	5,000	         SinCE 1997 …
  SinCE 2000 …                                                  free copies of The Adventures of Tom               •	2,436	full-time	volunteers	have	served
    •	 318	full-time	volunteers	have	served                     Sawyer,	Call of the Wild and Old School            •	 103,000	hours	logged	reading	with	children
    •	 484,000	hours	of	total	volunteer	service                 were distributed to Monterey County middle
    •	 6,175	students	received	1:1	tutoring                     and	high	school	students,	Boys	and	Girls	        2011-12 SCHool yEar
    •	 90%	of	students	achieved	the	25	percent	                 Clubs	of	Monterey	County,	and	numerous	            •	225	volunteers	in	32	elementary	schools
       increase in reading level                                local libraries.                                   •	1,322	students	reached	(K-3)

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trained to read one-to-one with the student in line        Monterey County Office of Education                      Monterey County School Boards Association
of the teacher’s sight. The goal is for children to read   Generates Savings with Solar Canopy                      Supports School Board Governance
at grade level by the end of third grade. Analysis         System and Energy Efficiencies
of reading assessments by the Monterey County                                                                       The Monterey County School Boards Association
Office of Education and the Naval Postgraduate             In December 2011, the Monterey County Office of          supports school board teams in fulfilling their district’s
School shows that just six hours of reading with           Education partnered with Chevron Energy Solutions        educational mission by providing critical information
a child per semester can help them significantly           to design and implement a solar array project aimed      and training on governance standards and critical
improve a their reading performance.                       at reducing MCOE’s utility and maintenance costs,        issues. In 2011-12, MCSBA offered three high quality
                                                           reducing overall energy demand by 75 percent while       local training and professional development sessions
MCOE and Partners Awarded $3.6 Million                     saving $2.2 million in the first 25 years. The project   for school board trustees and superintendents.
for Technology                                             broke ground in March 2012 and was completed in
                                                           June. This is the first major sustainable solar power         The following four programs received
                                                           undertaking at a K-12 public education institution           Excellence in Education awards from the
                                                           in Monterey County.                                         Monterey County School Boards Association.

                                                           MCOE leveraged utility incentives and grants to          JUST RUN® Takes on Childhood Obesity
                                                           help pay for the project, which minimized the            More than 150,000 miles have been run
                                                           up-front investment to less than 10 percent of           since program inception
                                                           the project’s net fiscal benefit. MCOE secured           Why walk when you can JUST RUN®? The JUST
                                                           $881,000 in federal grant funding, as well as            RUN program inspires children and youth to make
                                                           received a solar rebate from PG&E in the amount          exercise and healthy habits a permanent lifestyle
                                                           of $479,430. The result is clean, solar power            choice. The program assists teachers and schools
                                                           generation and improved energy efficiency which          through a free website to promote fitness and
                                                           will ultimately save money that can be used for          healthy a lifestyle. JUST RUN offers a great way to
                                                           educational purposes.                                    energize students during the school day so they are
The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded $3.6                                                                        more attentive to academic work.
million to MCOE and six community partners to
improve high-speed access to the Internet, and train                                                                In 2012, JUST RUN was bestowed the prestigious
Monterey County residents to use the Internet for                                                                   Excellence in Education Award from the Monterey
long-term economic development activities.                                                                          County Schools Boards Association, recognizing
                                                                                                                    and reinforcing the goal to have children and their
A series of new and enhanced public computer                                                                        families realize that exercise is part of a healthy
centers across Monterey County, including a
TechMobile classroom that travels throughout
the county to serve economically vulnerable                                                                           by the numberS
populations, are part of the project. The funding
                                                                                                                      SinCE 2005 …
also provides high school students with 360 hours
                                                                                                                        •	 More	than	6,800	students	are	enrolled
of training to receive a certificate in digital media                                                                   •	 46	schools	are	participating
production skills and the opportunity to obtain                                                                         •	 150,000	miles	have	been	logged
vocational placement or continue training at
Hartnell College.

Our Broadband Technology Opportunities
Program, authorized by the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is the only one of
its kind in the nation. Partners include MCOE,
Hartnell College, California State University
Monterey Bay, the Monterey County Free                        by the numberS
Libraries, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey
                                                                •	 $2.2	million	in	net	benefit
County, the Community Information Center
                                                                •	 $881,000	federal	energy	grant
and the National Steinbeck Center.
                                                                •	 $479,430	solar	rebate	from	PG&E
                                                                                                                                      C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 1 2

C O N T I N U E D F R O M PA G E 1 1                     success of Farm Day. Farm Day was recognized           In 2010, the Silver Star Resource Center received
lifestyle and should be incorporated into their lives    in 2011 with the highly regarded Excellence in         the Excellence in Education Award from the
on a daily basis. MCOE proudly partners with             Education Award from the Monterey County               Monterey County School Boards Association and
the Big Sur Marathon to promote the program              School Boards Association.                             in 2008, a highly coveted Golden Bell Award from
participation in its schools.                                                                                   the California School Boards Association.
                                                                                      Silver Star
Monterey County Agricultural Education’s                                              Resource Center           Rancho Cielo Youth Campus: Innovation
Farm Day Experience Offers Outstanding                                                Empowers Students         Meets Students’ Needs
Enrichment                                                 Golden                     to Complete
                                                                                                                                          The Rancho Cielo
                                                         Bell Awards                  Education
There is no other program nationally that matches                                                                                         Youth Campus was
the size, reach and quality of Monterey County’s         Truancy is a primary indicator of current and future                             created to meet the
                                                         student success. Each year, approximately 1,700                                  educational       and
Farm Day Experience. The program dates back to                                                                       Golden
                                                         Monterey County students complete truancy                                        developmental needs
the mid-1980s when industry leaders realized that                                                               Bell Awards
the majority of students lacked knowledge of the         mediation with the District Attorney’s office. The                               of Monterey County’s
basic concepts regarding the origin of their abundant    mediation hearing results in one of three outcomes:    underserved youth, who would otherwise “slip
food supply. Today it has become a permanent             the student returns to his/her neighborhood            through the cracks.” Rancho Cielo hosts multiple
component of third grade curriculum with three           school, undergoes formal sentencing through the        programs on its youth campus to help youth
different dates and locations in Monterey, Salinas       juvenile court system, or requests enrollment in       transition back to the community as productive
and South County.                                        the Silver Star Resource Center. For those students    citizens. Rancho students have had a 74 percent
                                                         who engage in the Silver Star program, their lives     improved recidivism reduction rate compared to
Farm Day is a successful example of business and         are positively impacted.
industry joining with education for the benefit
of students. Costs are paid for by the Monterey          Silver Star is the prevention and intervention          by the numberS
County Agricultural Education, Inc., including           program run by the Monterey County Probation
                                                                                                                    •	 74	percent	recidivism	reduction
bus transportation and teacher training. Private         Department, the Monterey County District
citizens, the Harden Foundation and the Office           Attorney’s Office and the Monterey County Office
of Economic Development also contribute to the           of Education. The academic program that resides        other students coming out of incarceration.
                                                         at the Silver Star Resource Center serves students
                                                         in grades 7 – 12. Additionally, community-based        One of Rancho Cielo’s programs is a Monterey
                                                         resources are available to students ages 6-12          County Office of Education Community
                                                         through the Silver Star Resource Center.               School. High school students facing multiple
                                                                                                                risks are referred to the Community School by
                                                         Silver Star is a “one-stop shop” and works             the Monterey County Probation Department,
                                                         actively to refer students to community partners       courts, schools and/or their parents, where they
                                                         to treat mental health disorders, strengthen           are assessed to determine whether the youth
                                                         communication skills, prevent and treat alcohol/       campus would be a good fit to meet their needs.
                                                         drug addiction or violence issues, and promotes        Rancho Cielo Community School focuses on
                                                         life and job skills development, while they make       student academic achievement, vocational skills,
                                                         up credits and learn to succeed and return to a        pro-social behaviors, and positive recreational
                                                         traditional academic setting.                          alternatives to open the gates of opportunity for
                                                                                                                students to overcome challenges from their past
                                                                                                                and make positive life choices for their future.
  by the numberS                                           by the numberS
                                                                                                                In 2009, Rancho Cielo was bestowed a Golden
  EaCH yEar farm day ...                                   aS a rESult of SilvEr Star PartiCiPation ...
                                                                                                                Bell award from the California School Boards
    •	 Serves	more	than	6,500	third	graders	                 •	 Student	attendance	rates	voluntarily	soar	
                                                                                                                Association, and the prestigious CCS (Cities,
       from approximately 250 classes                           from 33% to 95%
                                                                                                                Counties, Schools) Award. In 2010, it received
    •	 Engages	1,500	adults	and	teachers                     •	 Student	GPA	increases	from	0.61	to	2.8	
    •	 Utilizes	more	than	700	volunteers
                                                                                                                recognition by the Monterey County School
                                                             •	 Since	2007,	60	students	have	graduated	
    •	 More	than	68,000	students	have	
                                                                                                                Boards Association with an Excellence in
                                                                with full high school diplomas
       participated since 1991                                                                                  Education Award.

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ksbw crystAl APPle AwArDs PresenteD by Dole fresH vegetAbles
                                     Teachers’ dedication to stimulating minds and
                                     improving students’ lives contributes to a better       2008                                        LISA NOWAKOWSKI
                                                                                                                                         King City Art Charter School, King City
                                     future for us all. Since 2005, each year KSBW           ROSE KERSHING                               Union Elementary School District
                                     recognizes remarkable and inspiring local               Spreckels Elementary School, Spreckels
                                                                                             Union School District                       STAN UCHIYAMA
                                     teachers with the KSBW Crystal Apple Award,
                                                                                                                                         North Salinas High School, Salinas Union
                                     presented by Dole Fresh Vegetables.                     MILTON HAMBLY                               High School District
                                                                                             Chalone Peaks Middle School, King City
                                                                                             Union Elementary School District            PATTI BRADSHAW
montErEy County                                 LANE DOWLEN
                                                Forest Grove School, Pacific Grove Unified   DONNA SCHUT
                                                                                                                                         Learning for Life Charter School,
rECiPiEntS                                      School District                              All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, Carmel
                                                                                                                                         Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

2005                                                                                                                                     SANDY HUNTER
                                                DIANA HUERTA                                 LUCILLE STANDIFER                           Salinas High School, Salinas Union High
MARY BAKER                                      El Sausal Middle School, Salinas Union       Los Arboles Middle School, Monterey         School District
Fairview Middle School,                         High School District                         Peninsula Unified School District
Gonzales Unified School District                                                                                                         JOHN MUNSEE
                                                KATHIE SNYDER                                KAREN PARK                                  Santa Lucia School, King City Union
LINDA ANN MONTEITH                              Monterey Bay Christian School,               Del Rey Elementary, King City Union         Elementary School District
Mount Toro High School,                         Seaside                                      Elementary School District
Salinas Union High School District                                                                                                       2011
                                                2007                                         BERNICE HEINz
DAN RICO                                                                                     Madonna Del Sasso School, Salinas           ANITA CHAVEz
                                                LORI SANCHEz                                                                             Spreckels Elementary School, Spreckels
Echo Valley Elementary, North Monterey
                                                Salinas Valley Education Center, Monterey    STEVE TAYLOR                                Union School District
County Unified School District
                                                County Office of Education                   River Elementary School, Carmel Unified
2006                                                                                         School District                             LYNNE KNAPP
                                                FRANCES ARMSTRONG                                                                        Sacred Heart School, Salinas
KATHI MORGAN                                    North Monterey County High School,           2009
Pacific Coast Christian Academy, Salinas        North Monterey County Unified School                                                     ROBERT PUCCI
                                                District                                     TINA ESPINOzA                               York School, Monterey
JANNIE WILLIAMS                                                                              North Salinas High School, Salinas Union
Highland Elementary, Monterey Peninsula         TERI TAORMINA                                High School District                        MARY GREENFIELD
Unified School District                         La Gloria Elementary School, Gonzales                                                    Walter Colton Middle School, Monterey
                                                Union School District                        VANESSA BREDTHAUER                          Peninsula Unified School District
NICHOLAS STURCH                                                                              Bay View Elementary School, Monterey
York School, Monterey                           ROGER LUNDqUIST                              Peninsula Unified School District           LAURA zAVALA
                                                Mission Park Elementary School, Salinas                                                  Mary Chapa Literacy and Technology
GERI BIEMAN                                     City Elementary School District              TIMOTHY KRISLYN                             Academy, Greenfield Union School
La Mesa Elementary, Monterey Peninsula                                                       San Carlos School, Monterey                 District
Unified School District                         LINDA FOLEY
                                                Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary            PAMELA DURKEE                               LESLIE OCHINANG
ROSEMARY KINGSTON                               School, Monterey Peninsula Unified           York School, Monterey                       Mission Trails ROP, Salinas Union High
Nortre Dame High School, Salinas                School District                                                                          School District
                                                                                             GARY WILLIAMS
                                                                                             Robert Down Elementary School,              2012
                                                                                             Pacific Grove Unified School District
                                                                                                                                         PATRICIA OREÑA
                                                                                             PAMELA ALLEN                                Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary School,
                                                                                             Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School, Alisal   Alisal Union School District
                                                                                             Union School District
                                                                                                                                         JUSTUS GRATE
                                                                                             2010                                        Pacific Grove High School, Pacific Grove
                                                                                                                                         Unified School District
                                                                                             CORLISS KELLY
                                                                                             Gavilan View Middle School,                 ROBERT AGEN
                                                                                             Santa Rita Union School District            North Monterey County High School, North
                                                                                                                                         Monterey County Unified School District

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gettIng to know tHe monterey county offIce of eDucAtIon
                                                               StudEnt SErviCES
 gettIng to know tHe monterey county
 offIce of eDucAtIon                                           The Alternative Education department operates         include, but are not limited to, school readiness
 County offices of education play a unique role in             court and community schools for students who          services, bridge academies, leadership trainings,
 supporting the state and local public education.              are incarcerated, expelled, designated chronically    tutorial classes, extended day courses, academic
 Founded	150	years	ago,	the	Monterey	County	Office	            truant or have been referred by their parents or      advising, intersession classes and weekend and
 of Education is one of 58 county offices of education
                                                               the Monterey County Probation Department.             summer programs for preschool aged children,
 created to facilitate the operation of California’s
                                                               Supportive learning environments are created          in school students and out of school youth.
 complex public educational system. Unlike school
 districts,	the	county	office	has	both	an	elected	
                                                               with small classes and individualized instruction     Parent education and leadership training is also
 superintendent and an elected board of education.             to serve those students who are at risk of academic   provided to parents of migrant children and
                                                               failure in traditional programs.                      members of parent advisory councils.
 the county Superintendent of Schools is
 elected by all the voters of the county and serves a          The Head Start program has been recognized            The Monterey County Home Charter School
 four-year term. The county superintendent’s major             as one of the premiere child development              is a K-12 public school of choice for families
 statutory responsibility is the oversight of school           programs preparing children intellectually,           who home school their children. MCHCS
 districts’ finances. This includes reviewing and              socially, emotionally and physically for school       works in partnership with the parents, who are
 approving the financial status of school district             and life. The program serves families and more        the primary educators of the students in this
 budgets,	interim	report	certifications	and	the	fiscal	        than 1,000 children at 18 sites, and offers a         school, to help design and support an academic
 impacts of collective bargaining agreements. The              variety of services, including child development      program that follows California state standards
 county superintendent administers the county office
                                                               education, referral to mental health services,        and guidelines.
 of education. It is school districts’ boards of trustees
                                                               access to nutrition information, assessment, and
 that govern their local school districts. The office                                                                Special Education provides programs and
                                                               health services.
 of	the	county	superintendent	provides	leadership,	                                                                  services to students with complex and intensive
 support,	and	service	to	fulfill	the	mission	of	public	        The Media Center for Arts, Education and              needs. MCOE serves a wide range of students
 education and serves as the liaison between the
                                                               Technology provides instructional services,           with moderate to severe disabilities, including
 school districts and the state.
                                                               including Career Technical Education/ROP,             hearing and visual impairments, autism,
 the county board of education members                         workforce training, classes and workshops.            significant developmental disabilities, emotional
 are elected by voters in seven geographic                     The MCAET classroom features a TV/media               disorders, and severe speech and language
 districts ensuring that all areas of the county               production learning lab, computer editing             impairments. Early intervention services are also
 are represented. Mandated duties of the county                stations, screening area and public computing         available for infants and preschool aged children.
 board include approving the budget of the county              center. This multi-functional teaching facility       In partnership with families, local school districts
 superintendent of schools; serving as a board of              offers classes to students from several area          and communities, we prepare all students to
 appeals for students expelled by local districts;             high schools. Instructional services are also         achieve their unique potential as valued and
 serving as a board of appeals for families that               provided via two new vehicles – a remote              contributing members of their families and
 have been denied interdistrict transfer requests; and
                                                               television broadcasting truck for multi-camera        society.
 conducting	matters	of	school	district	organization.
                                                               coverage of sports, musical and
                                                               theatrical presentations, and other                              Other Student Services: The
 the monterey county office of education
 operates direct student programs that are more cost           live events.                                                       Monterey County Office of
 effective and efficient to offer on a countywide basis.                                                                            Education, working together
 MCOE provides an array of services to support the             The       Migrant      Education                                     with other county agencies
 24	school	districts	in	the	county.	Working	together,	         Program Region XVI serves                                            and school districts, provides
 we can more efficiently offer a broad range of                approximately         13,000                                           services to students and
 collaborative services and partnerships. This saves           migrant children and young                                              adults    through       the
 taxpayers money and assists local districts to focus          adults (ages 3-21). Working                                              following       programs:
 on their primary mission of educating students.               in partnership with schools,                                              Dads      in      Action,
 MCOE	services	fall	under	three	broad	categories:	             local community agencies,                                                 Foster Youth Services,
 student	services,	educational	services,	and	finance	          and families, the Migrant                                                 Homeless         Student
 and business services.
                                                               Education Program provides                                               Liaison Services, and
                                                               a variety of services. These                                            Truancy Abatement.

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EduCational SErviCES                                                                                              finanCE & buSinESS SErviCES
                                                                                                                  The Finance and Business Services division
                                                                                                                  of the Monterey County Office of Education
                                                                                                                  assures the fiscal accountability and stewardship
                                                                                                                  of the public’s education dollars. The division
                                                                                                                  provides leadership and guidance in high
                                                                                                                  quality, responsive, administrative support
                                                                                                                  services and systems to the 24 school districts,
                                                                                                                  two community colleges and five joint powers
                                                                                                                  agencies in Monterey County.

                                                                                                                  One of the major responsibilities of MCOE is
                                                                                                                  to provide and review school district financial
                                                                                                                  reports under the authority of AB 1200,
                                                                                                                  including annual budgets, first and second
                                                                                                                  interim finance reports, unaudited actuals,
The Monterey County Office of Education                  initiatives to increase student achievement, including
                                                                                                                  public disclosure of collective bargaining and
Educational Services division offers professional        the implementation of the common core academic
                                                                                                                  debt issuance. Additionally, MCOE collects
development training for teachers and administrators.    state standards, the new state performance based
                                                                                                                  and gathers financial data and sends it to the
This includes instructional strategies, common           assessment systems, transitional kindergarten, and the
                                                                                                                  appropriate state and federal agencies.
core academic state standards, effective practices       technology infrastructures to support these efforts.
for English Language Learners, strategic leadership                                                               Finance and Business Services also offers bulk
processes, and integrating technology into the           STUDENT ACADEMIC
                                                                                                                  purchasing, data processing, payroll processing,
learning process. Further, teachers and administrators   AND MOTIVATION PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                  purchasing services and many other vital business
acquire knowledge and skills in academic language        MCOE partners with key local organizations               services to school districts in Monterey County.
development, writing strategies, and subject matter      to support a variety of student academic and
content. Additionally, credentialing programs for                                                                 The Monterey County Management Assistance
                                                         motivation programs, including:
teachers and administrators, are provided. Listed                                                                 Team (MCMAT) assists districts with in-depth
are services offered by MCOE:                              • California Rodeo for Special Education               review and analysis of operational issues and
                                                             Students Little Buckaroos                            provides recommendations, training and support
  • After School Program Support, Leadership               • Countywide Spelling Bee                              to assist with correction and improvement.
    and Grant Development                                  • History Day
  • Beginning Teacher Support Program                                                                             In an effort to assist districts with streamlining
                                                           • Mathletics
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination                                                                      their information service needs, MCOE provides
                                                           • Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair
    (AVID)                                                                                                        financial systems, including payroll, budget,
                                                           • Steinbeck Center Young Authors Middle
  • Assessment and Accountability                                                                                 general ledger and accounts payable through a
                                                             School Writing Program
  • California Technology Assistance Project                                                                      centralized financial system. Technical services
                                                           • Region XVI Migrant Education Programs
    (CTAP)/Educator Technology                                                                                    offered include Internet services management,
                                                           • Special Olympics
  • Charter School Support and Monitoring                                                                         network support, server data backup and
  • District and School Support Services for                                                                      recovery, security management, email services,
    Improving Student Achievement                                                                                 and web hosting and content filtering.
  • English Language Learner Services
  • Language Arts Services
  • Mathematics Services
  • Ensuring Safe and Supportive Schools

Staff work with statewide committees to develop
professional development for statewide and regional


                                                                                       The	Monterey	County	Office	of	Education,	in	partnership	with	the	community,	
     MONTEREy COUNTy                                                                   provides	the	leadership,	support,	and	service	excellence	needed	to	prepare	all	of	
                                                                                       Monterey County’s diverse students for success in each step of their educational
                                                                                       journey today and in the future.
                  nancy Kotowski, Ph.d.


                                                                                       The Monterey County Office of Education champions excellence in educational
C O U N T y B O A R D O F E D U C AT I O N                                             results.	 We	 distinguish	 ourselves	 through	 exemplary	 leadership,	 support	 and	
                                                                                       service that enable all Monterey County’s diverse students to be well prepared
              byrl anderson-Smith, President                                           for success in the interdependent world of the future.
          david Gomez Serena, vice President
                  francisco Javier Estrada
                                                                                       MONTEREy COUNTy SCHOOL DISTRICTS
                       Harvey Kuffner
                                                                                       diStrict                                        webSite                                           Phone
                      John mcPherson                                                   Alisal Union School District                                              831-753-5700
                        ron Panziera                                                   Big Sur Unified School District                                    805-927-4507
                                                                                       Bradley Union School District                           805-472-2310
                      Judy Pennycook                                                   Carmel Unified School District                                     831-624-1546
        ruth andresen, board member Emeritus                                           Chualar Union School District                                831-679-2504
                                                                                       Gonzales Unified School District                                  831-675-0100
                                                                                       Graves School District                                          831-422-6392
                                                                                       Greenfield Union School District                                831-674-2840
                                                                                       King City Union School District                                            831-385-2940
                                                                                       Lagunita School District                                    831-449-2800
                                                                                       Mission Union Elementary School District 831-678-3524
                                                                                       Monterey Peninsula Unified School District                              831-645-1203
                                                                                       North Monterey County Unified School District                                      831-633-3343
                                                                                       Pacific Grove Unified School District                                      831-646-6520
                                                                                       Salinas City Elementary School District                         831-753-5600
                                                                                       Salinas Union High School District                                 831-796-7010
                                                                                       San Antonio Union School District                           831-385-3051
                                                                                       San Ardo Union School District                               831-627-2520
                                                                                       San Lucas Union School District                            831-382-4151
                                                                                       Santa Rita Union School District                                831-443-7200
                                                                                       Soledad Unified School District                           831-678-3987
          901 Blanco circle, Salinas, cA 93912                                         South Mo. Co. Joint Union High School District                             831-385-0606
        831.755.0301 •                                             Spreckels Union School District                                 831-455.2550
                                                                                       Washington Union School District                                   831-484-2166

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