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Your Voice, Your Choice

This is election month and Americans are headed to the polls. During this election season, when we are even more steeped in the democratic process, I am reminded of the power of the collective voice and each one of our voices. We use our words and actions every day to accomplish things, move ideas forward, question, counter, and advocate. Our voices are vital to making progress. The resources provided and plans developed under the new Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) are designed to help the voice of a school community better represent its needs. Districts and schools are being equipped with resources and support to better engage their communities, set achievement goals, acquire resources to accomplish those goals, track and improve progress, and change course when goals are not being met. All this is done in the service of improving the academic experience for students, using the voice of the community to forge strong and effective partnerships.

Our Office is actively working with our school districts to provide resources and trainings as they seek to transparently engage their communities and provide a clearer analysis and understanding of academic progress. I am very excited to share that because of our extensive experience convening and supporting family engagement and advocacy, the Alameda County Office of Education has been chosen to lead the Family Engagement Network, working directly with district family coordinators on strategies to better understand, interpret, and use the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Evaluation Rubrics as a tool to support student improvement.

Much like our democratic election process, the new LCAPs empower individuals, districts, and schools to work communally to provide the best possible learning experience for all students. Even now as this new system continues to undergo changes in response to public comment, school districts are implementing new strategies and maintaining best practices. I encourage you all to use your voice to exercise your choice at the ballots next week and throughout the school year.

In partnership,

L. Karen Monroe
Alameda County Superintendent of Schools

Core Learning Seminars and Workshops
ACOE’s Core Learning Department supports the implementation of California State Standards by hosting professional development opportunities for districts and schools, and strategic planning for successful implementation and new assessments.

Upcoming Core Learning Workshops:
November 14  | Using Discourse Tools to Engage in Equitable Sense-Making in Science
December 1Amplify Language and Content for English Learners with Science!
December 1 | Hour of Code
December 8Maker Educator Series: Engineering & Next Generation Science Standards ​

View all Core Learning Professional Developments 2016-2017
The Rec Room | Thursdays | 10-11am
The Rec Room offers a recurring event for families with infant with special needs: Thursdays at 10:00 - 11:00, playgroup for families with infant with special needs. 3222 Adeline Ave., Berkeley
Museums for All
Starting September 28, the Lawrence Hall of Science offers free admission to any individual presenting an EBT card, including their family members. 
Sweeney Academic Center 
Students at Sweeney Academic Center participated in a week-long CPR certification course in September, and in a cross country race in Stockton on September 29.

Community School Site Council MeetingDecember 14 | noon; Winton Office and Videoconference at Fruitvale Academy, Hayward Community School, and Burke Academy.
October Video Roundup

2016 Teacher of the Year In-depth Videos
See the 2016 County winners, Veronica Bollwerk, New Haven USD and Diana Culmer, Oakland USD in action.
See all of the 2016 Teacher of the Year winners in action with these classroom vignettes. 

Substitute Teacher - Interest File (as needed ONLY) 2015-16
Leadership Coach 

Director I, District Advisory Services (Fiscal Oversight & Analysis) | Applicaiton deadline: December 2
Leaves / Benefits Technician 

See more opportunities and job postings from ACOE
About ACOE
The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE), under the leadership of County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe, serves as liaison between the California Department of Education and the 18 Alameda County public school districts that serve more than 200,000 students and 10,000 teachers. ACOE provides oversight of district budgets and Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs). ACOE directly operates two types of schools that serve Alameda County’s most vulnerable youth: Court Schools at the Juvenile Justice Center and Community Schools that serve foster youth, students in substance abuse treatment, pregnant and parenting teens, Probation-referred youth, and students expelled from their resident school districts. ACOE also runs the Infant & Family Support Program, which provides individualized service for children from birth to three years and their families. For more information, visit

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