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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2020
Contact: Michelle Eklund
Chief Communications Officer
meklund@placercoe.org
P: 530.889.5913    C: 951.314.3707
PLACER COUNTY SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES RECOGNIZED BY STATEWIDE EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
 
AUBURN, CA – The Placer County Office of Education is proud to announce that students, families, teachers and staff members from 26 Placer County schools have been acknowledged by the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition for their ongoing, positive efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Community Cares acknowledgment process.

"Placer County schools consistently rank in the top state and national percentages for test scores, student achievement, college and career readiness and daily attendance," said Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica. "Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, our schools raised the bar even higher to provide innovative systems to support positive school climates even through distance learning. I join the California PBIS Coalition in congratulating these schools in their statewide honors."

The following schools were recognized for their community support during the transition to distance learning during the 2019-2020 school year:
  • Antelope Crossing Middle School, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Antelope Meadows Elementary School, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Barrett Ranch Elementary School, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Coyote Ridge Elementary School, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Creekview Ranch School, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Maidu Elementary, Eureka Union School District
  • Penryn Elementary, Loomis Union School District
  • iLearn Academy, Pathways Charter, Placer County Office of Education
  • Sierra Hills School, Placer Hills Union School District
  • Rocklin Academy, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
  • Rocklin Academy Gateway, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools
  • Antelope Creek Elementary School, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Breen Elementary School, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Cobblestone Elementary School, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Rock Creek Elementary School, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Rocklin Elementary School, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Ruhkala Elementary School, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Sunset Ranch Elementary School, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Twin Oaks Elementary School, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Barbara Chilton Middle School, Roseville City School District
  • George A. Buljan Middle, Roseville City School District
  • George Cirby Elementary, Roseville City School District
  • Junction Elementary School, Roseville City School District
  • Warren T. Eich Middle School, Roseville City School District
  • William Kaseberg Elementary School, Roseville City School District
PBIS is one of the foremost advancements in the school-wide system of supports for schools promoting proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting students and positive school climate. PBIS is a tiered approach to systematic behavioral interventions and positive acknowledgment of students enhancing the capacity of schools, families, and communities.​

The California PBIS Coalition also recognized local Placer County area businesses and community agencies, including the Creekview Ranch PTA, Destiny Community Church, Placer County First Station 100, the Sacramento Sheriff Youth Services Unit, and Wellness Together, for their support of students and the community. These organizations were among nearly 340 community partners in the state of California acknowledged for their contributions to the residents of their local regions and beyond. See the full statewide Community Cares acknowledgement list.

The coalition, with the help of various county offices of education, worked diligently to highlight the work of all schools that were recognized as part of the 2020 Community Cares Acknowledgment through a special short film. You can view this video and a few of the hardworking PBIS educators from across California at this link: https://vimeo.com/459154207/9a8d0e1f99.
 
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About Placer County Office of Education
Nestled in the Sierra Foothills, Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) serves nearly 75,000 students in sixteen individual school districts across Placer County. In order to serve the students of Placer County, PCOE provides an array of programs and service to meet student needs. This task is accomplished by providing high-quality specialized programs for students; recruiting, retaining and developing highly qualified staff; and monitoring fiscal accountability and expenditures of our tax dollars. For more information, please visit www.placercoe.org.

What is the California PBIS Coalition?
The California PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Coalition is a collaborative organization for all stakeholders in the implementation of PBIS, following national blueprints for professional development, application and evaluation. For more information, please visit www.pbisca.org.

 
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