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  • School Attendance Certificate Training  - September 12, 2018 from 10am - 12pm at the MCOE​

    The District Supervisors of Attendance Training will identify and review the duties of district supervisors of attendance as identified in California Education Code Section 48240.  Areas of discussion will focus on responsibilities related to the following:

    • Raising the awareness of school personnel, parents, guardians, caregivers, community partners, and local businesses of the effects of chronic absenteeism and truancy and other challenges associated with poor attendance;
    • Identifying and responding to grade level or pupil subgroup patterns of chronic absenteeism or truancy;
    • Identifying and addressing factors contributing to chronic absenteeism and habitual truancy, including suspension and expulsion;
    • Ensuring that pupils with attendance problems are identified as early as possible to provide applicable support services and interventions; and
    • Evaluating the effectiveness of strategies implemented to reduce chronic absenteeism rates and truancy rates
    • Providing support services and interventions​

    DACA Renewal Reminder

    Click here to view the email from the Canal Alliance reminding DACA recipients in Marin County to renew their status as soon as possible.  Canal Alliance has DACA renewal appointments available to assist with paperwork and answer questions.  They also offer financial assistance for the $495 application fee.  Please feel free to pass this information along to all you think would be impacted by DACA renewal.

    MCSAA Annual Back to School Kickoff - August 16, 2018

    Our annual Marin MCSAA Back to School event is scheduled for Thursday, August 16th at 3:30p.m. - details to follow. Also, you must fill out the 2018-19 MCSAA membership form to submit with your dues of $65 for your annual membership to our local chapter.  Don't hesitate to submit your dues early for the new school year!

    2018-19 CW Instructional Leadership Calendar

    The above referenced link you will find the Countywide Instructional Leadership Calendar: Innovative Learning Team of Marin (ILT-M) and Coaching and Teacher Leadership, for 2018-2019.

    Arts Education Week Breakfast - Save the Date

    You are invited to join local leaders from our business, nonprofit and education communities for a special networking breakfast to celebrate arts education in Marin County.  The Marin County Office of Education, in partnership with the Arts Now Community, Marin County Cultural Association, Youth in Arts, and the California Alliance for Arts Education is hosting this dynamic event to kickoff Arts Ed Week and to discuss how we can collectively continue to act on our belief that every child deserves access to a quality, sequential and standards-based arts education.  Come hear about current statewide arts education policies and realities, opportunities and efforts occurring in Marin and contribute your voice in support of our students!  Invitation and registration to follow. September 13, 2018, 7:30-9:30am - Marin Center-Redwood Foyer, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

    Marin County ADMINISTRATORS Induction Program - Information

    The Marin County Office of Education has partnered with the Sonoma County Office of Education to provide Administration Induction for new Marin County Administrators.

    Marin County TEACHER Induction Program - Information

    As you are aware, in the 2018-19 school year, the MCOE Teacher Induction Program will be moving to a full Fee for Service program.  We have determined that the estimated cost per participating teacher is $2100.  This amount is based on a three year analysis and adjusted according to annual increases.  In an effort to provide more context about what this total charge may be for each district, we have provided a chart that shows the number of participating teachers in each district for the past three years.  In August 2018 we will be sending an MOU for signature that confirms our partnership and payment installment but for now, please plan for a $2100 charge per participating teacher.  Districts not covering the program fee will be billed $2100 less the $530 program fee (which will be charged to participating teachers).  Those districts that have historically covered the program fee will be billed the entire $2100.  If you plan to proceed differently in relation to covering the program fee, please let us know so we may develop an accurate MOU and bill accordingly.

    Current Districts Covering Program Fee ($2100 per participating teacher)

    • Novato, Novato Charter, Nicasio, Reed, Ross, Sausalito-Marin City, Shoreline

    Districts not Covering Program Fee ($2100 less $530 per participating teacher - $1570)

    • Dixie, Kentfield, Lagunitas, Larkspur-Corte Madera, MCOE, Mill Valley, Ross Valley, San Rafael City Schools, Tamalpais, Willow Creek, Rurals, Bolinas-Stinson, Ross Valley Charter

    Marin County TEACHER Induction Calendar -2018-19

    The above referenced link is the Marin County Teacher Induction Program Calendar for 2018-19.

    First 5 ECE Forum August 27, 2018

    Please join us for a free inter-active forum for teachers and educators, family liaisons and advocates, government and non-profit staff and the community to discuss the transition process from Early Childhood Education to K-12 schools. RSVP to Michelle Fadelli from First 5 Marin at  More information is available via Facebook.

    Federal Program Monitoring

    As you know, Federal and State laws require the California Department of Education (CDE) to monitor implementation of categorical programs operated by local educational agencies (LEAs).  LEAs are responsible for creating and maintaining programs that meet minimum fiscal and programmatic requirements.  The following LEAs have been selected for an on-site monitoring.  Please contact Laura Trahan at you have any questions about the process or what is needed to prepare for your visit.  We will continue to keep you posted on any news from CDE about trainings, requirements or need-to-know items.

    • Marin County Office of Education - May 20-22, 2019
    • Novato Unified - October 1-5, 2018
    • Sausalito-Marin City - May 22-24, 2019
    • San Rafael City - Elementary - March 26-29, 2019