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New Public Directory

posted Aug 31, 2018, 11:48 AM by Kristy Prince   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 11:49 AM ]

Please see the new 2018-19 Modoc County Office of Education Public Schools Directory by downloading the PDF below!

2017-2018 Modoc County Office of Education Public Schools Directory

posted Sep 19, 2017, 4:24 PM by Lindsay Christensen

Please see the new 2017-18 Modoc County Office of Education Public Schools Directory by downloading the PDF below!

Title IX Laws Re: Discrimination & Harassment - Know Your Rights

posted Jun 14, 2017, 11:46 AM by Lindsay Christensen   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 12:00 PM ]

Student Rights under Title IX


Federal Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), implemented at 34 C.F.R. § 106.31, subd. (a), provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient which receives federal financial assistance.  Relevant here, Title IX requires school districts to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.


Title IX Coordinator


Tim Hoff, Director of Human Resources, is the Title IX Coordinator for the Modoc County Office of Education and can be reached by telephone at (530) 233-7103 or by email at thoff@modoccoe.org.


Filing a Title IX Complaint with the County Office of Education


Student complaints shall be submitted in written form in accordance with Superintendent Policy 5145.3 and 5145.7 and Administrative Regulation 1312.3 attached at the conclusion of this document.  If the complainant is unable to prepare the complaint in writing, administrative staff shall help him/her to do so. The COE provides a complaint form at the conclusion of this document.


Complaints must be filed within six months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination occurred, or from the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying that is based on sex.  The time for filing may be extended up to 90 days by the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee, for good cause, upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the request for an extension of time to file a written complaint.  


The compliance officer may informally discuss with all the parties the possibility of using mediation within three business days after his or her receipt of the complaint. All complaints shall be appropriately investigated in a timely manner. Within 10 business days after the compliance officer receives the complaint, the compliance officer shall begin an investigation into the complaint. The investigation shall include an opportunity for the complainant, or the complainant’s representative, or both, to present the compliance officer with any evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the allegations in the complaint.  Unless extended by a written agreement with the complainant, the County Office of Education shall issue a written decision based on the evidence within 60 calendar days from receipt of the complaint by the County Office of Education.  


Any complainant who is dissatisfied with the final written decision may file an appeal in writing with the California Department of Education within 15 calendar days of receiving the decision.  


Complaints made by or on behalf of students may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights within 180 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended by the Office of Civil Rights for good cause shown under certain circumstances.


Additional details about procedures for filing a complaint may be found in within the content of Superintendent Policies 5145.3 and 5145.7 and Administrative Regulation 1312.3.


Student Rights Pursuant to Education Code Section 221.8


Education Code section 221.8 provides as follows:


The following list of rights, which are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.), may be used by the department for purposes of Section 221.6:


  1. You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.

  2. You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.

  3. You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.

  4. You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.

  5. You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:

  1. Equipment and supplies.
  2. Scheduling of games and practices.
  3. Transportation and daily allowances.

  4. Access to tutoring.

  5. Coaching.

  6. Locker rooms.

  7. Practice and competitive facilities.

  8. Medical and training facilities and services.

  9. Publicity.

  1. You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.

  2. You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.

  3. You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.

  4. You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.

  5. You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.




Additional Resources




  • United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Contact Information: 1-800-421-3481 orocr@ed.gov



TechStravaganza 2017

posted May 25, 2017, 2:53 PM by Lindsay Christensen   [ updated May 25, 2017, 2:59 PM ]

TechStravaganza 2017 planning is underway! Follow the TS site for updates!

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New MCOE Health Initiative Site!

posted Feb 23, 2017, 10:35 AM by Lindsay Christensen   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 10:35 AM ]

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The field of education takes its toll on those who tirelessly work in it.

Employees must have a means of rejuvenation; replenishing what work depletes.

Each employee should determine how much personal time should be invested per week in order to be effective with others.

Employees are encouraged to browse the links below and the posted articles to learn about relevant information in taking care of one-self.  

MCOE Health Incentive:  Employees earn electronic badges each time they access the links, read an article, take a health quiz, watch a video, listen to a podcast, post what they’ve learned, try a new health recipe, show evidence of a fitness class, post/ask a question of on-staff specialists, post a health challenge to other co-workers, etc.  Towards the end of the school year, top badge earning employees will be rewarded!

Modoc County STEM Fair Update!

posted Oct 27, 2016, 10:05 AM by Lindsay Christensen   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 8:47 AM ]

All information needed for the Modoc County STEM Fair is here:


Contact: Liza Butler lbutler@modoccoe.org

Modoc County STEM Fair

Substitute Positions Available!

posted Sep 29, 2016, 4:38 PM by Lindsay Christensen   [ updated Oct 4, 2016, 3:37 PM ]

We are currently accepting applications for Certificated (Teacher) and Classified (Instructional Assistant) Substitute positions.

MCOE has 4 programs that you can substitute for:

·        Special Education (8am-3pm)

·        Preschool (8am-12pm)

·        After School Program (12-6pm)

·        Stronghold Court School (7:45am-1:45pm) Canby


Preschool Teacher- Child Development Permit, AA Degree


Special Education Teacher- BA Degree or 90 units working towards BA Degree, CBEST (can waive for 1 year)

$100.00/day for Modoc Joint

$100.00/day for Surprise Valley

$130.00/day for Tulelake

$140.00/day for Stronghold

Instructional Assistant AA or 48 units or CODESP (No Child Left Behind)


*All positions required fingerprinting, TB test and High School Diploma or GED

MCOE will pay a $25 stipend to any sub who is willing to travel out of the town they live in to work.

Please contact Sonya Murphy, Human Resource Administrative Assistant at 530-233-7103 or by email smurphy@modoccoe.org if you are interested or if you have any questions.

See the MCOE Sub Flyer (below) for more information and to inquire.

We're on Facebook!

posted Aug 16, 2016, 3:13 PM by Lindsay Christensen

Please visit our new Facebook page for the Modoc County Office of Education and 'like' it to keep up with important updates!

Save The Date: TechSTRAVAGANZA 2016!

posted Apr 11, 2016, 11:22 AM by Lindsay Christensen   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 11:26 AM ]

Registration opens on May 2nd for TechSTRAVAGANZA 2016!
Join on us on June 13th & 14th for lots of tech-focused sessions on how to embrace technology and turn your classroom into a 21st century learning environment that your students will LOVE!
Interested in presenting? Looking for the Session Proposal form? http://bit.ly/2016techstravaganzasessionproposal

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

posted Nov 11, 2015, 12:05 PM by Gary Jones

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)

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