Solano Office of Education seeks business reps for new CTE panel – Daily Republic

The Solano County Office of Education is seeking business representatives who want to be part of a new Career Technical Education Workforce Advisory Council.

The council members will “share their expertise, and provide guidance as well as knowledge of industry needs locally and regionally,” the county education office stated in a press release.

The first meeting is set for 3:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 17. Those interested can register and learn more about College and Career Readiness in Solano County at www.solanocoe.net/ccreadiness.

Source: Solano Office of Education seeks business reps for new CTE panel

Free threat assessment course available for educators – Daily Republic

The Solano County Office of Education is sponsoring a course for educators on threat assessment, scheduled virtually from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday and Jan. 31.

The course will be led by Sgt. Jason Johnson of Campus Safety Consultations. There is no cost to participate in the online sessions.

Recognizing Signs of Targeted Violence is a course designed for the school site professional, administrator, academic counselor or mental health clinician who works directly with students.

Source: The Week Ahead: Free threat assessment course available for educators

Science & Engineering Fair (Grades 3-12) 2022: Solano County | Dixon, CA Patch

By Susan c. Schena

Solano Science and Engineering (STEM) Fair

  • Entry deadline: Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 – 3 p.m.
  • Project submission deadline: Friday, March 4, 2022 – 6 p.m.
  • Virtual Awards Ceremony: Thursday, March 17, 2022 – 6 p.m.

Awards ceremony on Zoom via Solano County Office of Education, Fairfield, CA

From Solano County Office of Education:

“Solano County Office of Education is hosting another Solano County Science and Engineering Fair competition on March 17, 2021.

“The youth event seeks to develop inquiry and problem-solving skills among students, ignite a passion for science and engineering and better prepare youth for STEM and related careers.

Source: Feb 25 | Entry Deadline: Science & Engineering Fair (Grades 3-12) 2022: Solano County | Dixon, CA Patch

SCOE Board gets OK on recent audit, starts preparing for new budget – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

The Solano County Board of Education met virtually Wednesday for the first time in 2022 and among its items was the release of its recent 2020-21 audit and the announcement that work on the new school budget will begin soon.

The 2020-21 audit report was prepared by Eide Bailly, the accounting and consulting firm contracted by the Solano County Office of Education to audit the end-of-year financial statements.

The report showed that no mistakes had been made and no adjustments were necessary in meeting state and local requirements. The audit is available for public view in the agenda packet from the Jan. 12 meeting on the Solano County Board of Education website, solanocoe.net.

Source: Board of Education gets OK on recent audit, starts preparing for new budget

SCOE announces free threat assessment training – Daily Republic

The Solano County Office of Education is sponsoring a course for educators and public safety on threat assessment, scheduled virtually from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 31.

The course will be led by Sgt. Jason Johnson of Campus Safety Consultations. There is no cost to participate in the online sessions.

Recognizing Signs of Targeted Violence is a course designed for the school site professional, administrator, academic counselor or mental health clinician who works directly with students.

Source: Solano County Office of Education announces free threat assessment training

Judges needed for Academic Decathlon – Times-Herald

By Kim Fu

Speech and interview judges 18 and older are needed for the Bay Region Academic Decathlon, hosted by the Solano County Office of Education.

The event is virtual, so you can volunteer from the comfort of your home.

The event includes 20 high schools from across the bay area. More than 200 high school students will compete in the regional competition.

The Academic Decathlon is a competitive event modeled after the Olympics to stimulate academic achievement and honor “athletes of the mind.” The competition provides high school students the opportunity to participate in an educational forum which fosters a deep respect for knowledge, cooperation and self-esteem.

Source: Judges needed for Academic Decathlon – Times-Herald

SCOE officials hand out COVID test kits and will do so again in the new year – The Vacaville Reporter

By Richard Bammer

As parents and schools face another reckoning over COVID-19 with the rapid spread of the omicron variant, many may wonder whether in-person classes are worth the risk.

But Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say schools can still be safe when simple protocols are followed. They include paying attention to social distancing, wearing masks, and getting vaccinated.

However, with the variant’s reported ease of transmission worrying many, Solano County Office of Education officials on Wednesday made an effort to allay some fears by distributing iHealth COVID-19 home testing kits to school district representatives, educators and parents who dropped by the SCOE’s main office at 5100 Business Center Drive in Fairfield.

Source: SCOE officials hand out COVID test kits and will do so again in the new year – The Vacaville Reporter

Lavell new president of Solano Board of Education – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

The Solano County Board of Education needed only 16 minutes for its full meeting Wednesday and elected its new president and vice president for 2022.

Trustee Teresa Lavell was selected as the new board president. Trustee Amy Sharp voted no and Elease Cheek was absent from the meeting.

“I’m honored to be nominated by my colleagues and to continue the good work we do for our community,” Lavell said.

Source: Lavell new president of Solano Board of Education

Solano Board of Education to select officers for 2022 – Daily Republic

The selection of officers will be the top order of business for the Solano County Board of Education during its regular organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The board will meet in person in the second floor boardroom at the Solano County Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Drive. The meeting can also be followed online through solanocoe.net, with Zoom instructions available to those who want to make a public comment.

A board president, vice president and a representative to the Solano County Schools Board Association Executive Board for 2022 will be decided.

Source: Solano Board of Education to select officers for 2022

Is state going to break ‘education contract’ with American families? – Daily Republic

By Todd R. Hansen

There may still be debates about Covid-19 and the medical response to the pandemic.

But the nearly three dozen people who attended the second “Above the Noise” forum in Vacaville on Wednesday seemed far more concerned about what decision they may have to make about their children’s education choices if California follows through with the mandates to vaccine all students 5 or older.

The mandate would not likely be implemented until July at the earliest, and even later for the lower grades.

Source: Is state going to break ‘education contract’ with American families?

Public hearing set for Solano County Board of Education trustee area boundaries review – The Vacaville Reporter

The Solano County Committee on School District Organization (County Committee) will hold a public hearing at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE), located at 5100 Business Center Drive in Fairfield, to hear public input on the trustee area boundaries of the Solano County Board of Education.

The boundary review considers which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a trustee area for purposes of electing a trustee representative.

Members of the public are invited to attend and address the County Committee in person. Public comments on the topic may also be made online prior to or during the meeting using the Public Comment form. For more information visit https://www.solanocoe.net/trusteedistricts.

Source: Public hearing set for Solano County Board of Education trustee area boundaries review – The Vacaville Reporter

Second ‘Above the Noise’ Covid forum set in Vacaville – Daily Republic

A second forum to discuss Covid-19 vaccine mandates in schools is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Journey Downtown.

“Continue the conversation to navigate the recently announced vaccine mandate for school-aged children,” an announcement for the event states.

The first, held Oct. 20, drew about 120 people, plus the online listeners, not long after the Governor’s Office announced the mandates, which will likely not be implemented until at least July.

Source: Second ‘Above the Noise’ Covid forum set in Vacaville

Public to weigh in as Solano education board reviews census boundary changes – Daily Republic

A public hearing on the trustee area boundaries of the Solano County Board of Education is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Solano County Committee on School District Organization is conducting the hearing.

Public comments can be made online prior to or during the meeting by going to https://tinyurl.com/yckuf5d2. The meeting agenda and more information is available at www.solanocoe.net/trusteedistricts.

Source: Public to weigh in as Solano education board reviews census boundary changes

Solano County Science and Engineering Fair competition returning to in-person format – The Vacaville Reporter

Solano County Office of Education is hosting a Solano County Science and Engineering Fair competition on March 17, 2022. The youth event seeks to develop inquiry and problem solving skills among students, ignite a passion for science and engineering and better prepare youth for STEM and related careers.

The fair will be returning to an in-person format and all Solano County students grades 3-12 are invited to enter the competition.

Visit solanocoe.net/sciencefair to complete the entry form and view the Science and Engineering Fair information packet to learn more about the competition. The application deadline is 3 p.m. Feb. 25.

Source: Solano County Science and Engineering Fair competition returning to in-person format – The Vacaville Reporter

Registration for 3rd annual Solano Youth Resiliency Summit closes Nov. 30 – The Vacaville Reporter

Solano County Office of Education in partnership with Fighting Back Partnership, Fairfield Police Activities League, LGBTQ Minus Tobacco, Nature of Sound, Solano Youth Coalition, Vacaville Police Activities League and VIBE Solano will be hosting the 3rd annual Solano Youth Resiliency Summit, on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The virtual summit is free and open to all middle and high school students living or attending school in Solano County. Adult youth advocates may also attend.

Online registration will be open through Nov. 30 at www.solanocoe.net/youthsummit.

Source: Registration for 3rd annual Solano Youth Resiliency Summit closes Nov. 30 – The Vacaville Reporter

In-person Science and Engineering Fair returns in 2022 – Daily Republic

The Solano County Science and Engineering Fair is again going to be an in-person competition open to elementary, middle and high school students.

The fair is slated for March 17. Visit solanocoe.net/sciencefair to complete the entry form and view the information packet to learn more about the competition. The application deadline is 3 p.m. Feb. 25.

“Now more than ever, it is vital that our elementary, middle and high school students have opportunities to apply science and engineering skills, investigate theories, gather and evaluate evidence, and develop potential conclusions,” Solano County Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson said in a statement. The Solano County Office of Education “aspires to motivate more students to explore careers in science, engineering or related fields.”

Source: In-person Science and Engineering Fair returns in 2022

A Vaca film premiere and the tuxedo treatment for ‘neurodiversity’ – The Vacaville Reporter

By Richard Bammer

Vacaville has seen red-carpet film premieres before, especially movies or short films made by students.

But Thursday night at the Sunrise Event Center likely will be the first such local event to celebrate neurodiversity, with the release of the short film made this summer by young adults at the Solano County Office of Education’s Inclusion Films camp.

Just in time for the annual American revelry that is Halloween, the showing and livestreaming of “Tales from the Grave” begins at 6 p.m. at the 620 Orange Drive venue and anywhere where wi-fi access is available. To watch it live, visit https://www.solanocoe.net/scoefilmcamp.

Source: A Vaca film premiere and the tuxedo treatment for ‘neurodiversity’ – The Vacaville Reporter

Red carpet premiere celebrates neurodiversity – Daily Republic

The Solano County Office of Education invites the community to celebrate neurodiversity at the red-carpet film premiere for the short film, “Tales from the Grave.”

The premiere will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sun Rise Event Center, 620 Orange Drive.

The young adults who helped make the film will arrive in limousines, dressed in gowns and tuxedos for a walk down the red carpet. More than 300 Solano community members will be joining the celebration in person. The event will also be broadcast live for those who prefer to view from home.

Source: Red carpet premiere celebrates neurodiversity

Celebrate Nuerodiversity at Our Red-Carpet Film Premiere! – SCOE

You are invited to join us in celebrating our Inclusion Film Camp participants at the red-carpet premier of their short film, Tales from the Grave on October 28, 2021 at Sunrise Event Center in Vacaville at 6:00 PM.

All attendees must reserve tickets in advance. Attendees must wear masks. Social distancing is strongly encouraged.

We hope you will join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our young people with unique abilities at this fun-filled event.

Source: Solano County Office of Education

Solano Board of Education approves $1.07M in pandemic relief spending – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

The Solano County Office of Education’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Plan.

The nearly $1.07 million in pandemic relief comes from funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. The funds address students’ academic, social, emotional and mental health needs as well as alleviating gaps that existed before and may be worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: Solano Board of Education approves $1.07M in pandemic relief spending