On September 12, 2019, the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services issued a public health alert regarding a suspected fentanyl overdose. Similar cases have been noted around the Bay Area, and a large number of counterfeit Percocet pills containing fentanyl were recently seized by law enforcement officials in Santa Clara County. Fentanyl is highly potent, and most overdoses have been linked to illegally manufactured fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, which can be difficult to distinguish from their real counterparts.
District Superintendents are requested to complete and sign the Annual Comprehensive School Safety Plan Compliance Audit and Confirmation form acknowledging compliance and/or any additional steps required to achieve compliance. Forms are due to Ken Lippi’s office by October 1, 2019 in order to meet the State of California filing deadline. The California Department of Education has also provided an updated Compliance Tool for Comprehensive School Safety Plans.
Marin County is getting ready for Census Day 2020. In partnership with the California Complete Count 2020 Office, the Marin County Office of Education is supporting efforts to motivate our communities in responding to the 2020 Census. With our focus on the hardest to reach populations, we have planned educational and outreach activities designed to inform, inspire, and include all Marin County residents in a complete count. Schools and students are trusted, valuable messengers in communicating the significance of everyone’s participation. Please click on the links provided for more information and resources.
- Census 2020
- CA Census 2020 Education Outreach Plan Template
- Census 2020 Flyer for Parents and Caregivers
Engage in a thoughtful and compassionate exploration of race and racism. This one-day seminar will provide the basics of Beyond Diversity 1 protocol and the notion of Race Matters. Cost is $50.
This event is designed for superintendents, school and district administrators, counselors, teacher leaders, and school/district leadership teams. Explore how to use data to support student success in the classroom and advance school- and district-wide equity goals in this statewide conference sponsored by the Santa Clara Office of Education.
This workshop is for all educators who work with students who could benefit from engaging in mindfulness practices to support emotional regulation.
Many children face emotional challenges that lead to frustration, anxiety, phobias, and learning difficulties that disrupt the learning environment. Emotional Resolution for Children provides a non-invasive technique for permanently resolving these disruptive emotional responses, enabling children to experience a sense of emotional freedom. Participants must register for and attend both sessions of this two-day workshop:
All supervisory employees must receive two hours of sexual harassment prevention training. This training must be provided to supervisory employees every other year and/or if you are new to a supervisory position. If you are new to a supervisory position, you must attend this training within 6 months of hire. There is no cost for Marin County Educators. $75 for Out of County Educators.
- Click here for Marin County Educators registration link
- Click here for Out of County registration link
This two-hour session will provide employees with the tools to prepare for and act during an active killer emergency, and will increase understanding of what to expect before, during, and after an event. Learn techniques and tools including:
- Run, Hide, Fight
- Breathing Techniques
- OODA Loop
- The 21-Foot Rule
- Concealment vs. Cover
- Improvised Weapons
Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this free training. Click here to register for the workshop.
Leading for equity requires courage. This two-part series will present skills to engage in difficult conversations and self-reflection to develop trusting relationships based on vulnerability and empathy. Course dates are November 12, 2019, and January 21, 2020 and cost for the series is $199.
Beyond Diversity is a powerful, personally transforming, two-day seminar that helps leaders, employees, and organizations understand the impact of race on their lives and their work. This is a very popular seminar and you are encouraged to register early for the December 2-3, 2019, event at the Marin County Office of Education. $200 per person. To register, please call 415-499-5870.
Please see the attached letter from the California Department of Education and the California Secretary of State regarding schools as voting locations and student poll workers.