Modoc County Office of Education

Children are the highest priority of the Modoc County Office of Education. 

Our professional staff will act to ensure that all children are prepared to learn and all students receive exceptional instruction in a safe and conducive learning environment.

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  • Behind The Shortage Of Special Ed Teachers: Long Hours, Crushing Paperwork

    Special education teachers have the most extensive (never ending) training regimen, deal with the most difficult learning situations, and have the largest toolkit from which they must draw. And yet...

    There is a letter that school districts really don't like sending home to parents of special education students. Each state has a different version, but they all begin with something like this:

    "Dear Parent, as of the date of this letter your child's teacher is not considered 'highly qualified.' " And then: "This doesn't mean your child's teacher is not capable or effective. It means they haven't met the state standards for teaching in their subject."

    Read the entire NPR article HERE.

    Thanks to Vivian Waterman for pointing this article out, at the very time our special education teachers were "catching up" on paperwork. You are a remarkable group! (Gary)
    Posted Nov 11, 2015, 12:05 PM by Gary Jones
  • State Superintendent Visits Modoc
    On Thursday, September 24th, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, came to Modoc County for a visit. He toured the Alturas State Preschool and Stronghold Juvenile Court School, spoke to 15 of our local school leaders during lunch at the Niles Hotel, and watched our 3rd Grade Targeted Collaboration Training. 

    The Superintendent was extremely impressed with how well coordinated our early childhood education programs are, how peaceful our juvenile court school is, and how collaborative our educators are. 

    We are doing many great things in Modoc!

    Posted Sep 25, 2015, 8:25 AM by Gary Jones
  • Teacher Shortage Info Graph
    Posted Sep 3, 2015, 1:59 PM by Gary Jones
  • Learning from Chico’s Business Leaders

    Teachers and administrators from the three school districts in Modoc County traveled to Chico at the invitation of a group of business leaders. Each of the light industries the group toured has a difficult time finding employees who possess the necessary preparation and skills to meet the needs of their companies.

    Posted Aug 12, 2015, 11:51 AM by Gary Jones
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