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  • Title IX - Sex Based Discrimination Prohibited

    Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic program.  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 educational program or activity operated by the Marin County Office of Education.  The Marin County Office of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex.  Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence. 

    History-Social Science Frameworks

    Click here for the letter from the California Department of Education regarding the instructional shifts and new content in the History-Social Science Framework for California Schools adopted by the State Board of Education on July 14, 2016.

    Immigration Questions and Concerns

    To address students' and families' inquiries about immigration enforcement activities by the federal government, the School & College Legal Services of California has provided a legal update regarding concerns and questions around immigration, specifically concerning Donald Trump's stated possible actions and the current law. Click here for the Legal Update Immigration Questions and Concerns.

    Further, local districts across the county are passing Resolutions related to immigration. Attached is a copy of Resolution 912 passed by the Marin County Board of Education in January titled, "In Support of Immigrant Students".  For additional information, please reference the Marin County Board of Education Immigration website.

    Brown Act Requires Online Posting of Agendas for Meetings

    Please see the attached School & College Legal Services of California Legal Update regarding AB 2257 amending the Brown Act to require local governing bodies, including school boards (such as those for school districts and county offices of education), to post current board meeting agendas online for all board meetings occurring on or after January 1, 2019.

    Marin County Plan for Equity Capacity Building and Learning

    Per the attached Marin County Plan for Equity Capacity Building and Learning document, Marin County Office of Education has assembled a team of educators from Local Educational Agencies across Marin to look carefully at our work on equity.  In order for this multi-faceted work to be effective and sustainable it must have a strand-approach for our stakeholders: students, educators, and family/community.  The purpose of this plan is to:

    • Provide professional development around equity, cultural competency and inclusion that is differentiated and increases cultural proficiency levels
    • Offer strategy and curriculum workshops such as but not limited to: A world of Difference Institute & No Place for Hate to support various agencies with resources for our community
    • Emphasize importance of an inclusive school climate and culture
    • Positively impact the social character and academic achievement of our student population

    Taking Center Stage – CDE 12 Recommendations for Middle Grades Success

    Taking Center Stage – Act 2 is a resource developed by the CDE in partnerships with members of the California Middle Grades Alliance to produce Taking Center Stage Act II in an effort to assist districts and schools to close the achievement gap.


    • This program, focused solely on middle school programs, consists of 12 recommendations that reflect research-based content and share promising middle grade practices employed by effective middle grades educators. 
    • This program is a revised iteration of the original Taking Center Stage book and includes multimedia, online and print resources that offer strategies for implementing the recommendation. 
    • The program is intended to operate together – with the 12 recommendations, with each being integral to the success of the other recommendations.  
    • Each of the 12 recommendations falls under one of the four focus areas:  Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Social Equity and Organization Structures and Processes.


    Click here for more Information on this program as well as a guide to schools across California that have been successfully implementing TCS-II.

    Golden Bell Awards Ceremony - May 24, 2018

    The Golden Bell Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Dominican University of California. The annual event is a celebration of public education to honor outstanding teachers and classified staff selected for recognition by their districts and schools, as well as the presentation of annual awards to a Marin County Teacher of the Year, Educator of the Year, Classified Employee of the Year, and Trustee of the Year. More information and updated lists of past honorees and awardees can be found. Click here for more information!