2015 in Review

Program

  • Alternative Education Re-organization:
    • Closure of Midtown School
    • Closure of Einstein Center
    • Opening of Cesar Chavez Community School
  • Process started for Dan Jacobs and Cesar Chavez to be accredited schools
  • Re-organization of Special Education to Educational Services
  • Re-organization of Human Resources office to report directly to Superintendent's Office
  • Greengate School Phase I playground complete
  • Greengate School $25,000.00 grant from Sunrise Woodland Rotary to complete Ruby Falls playground 
  • Greengate enhancement of storage space 
  • Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) Team develops Yolo County Crisis Team 
  • Special Education Parent Advisory committees
  • Adult Living Skills parent meetings 
  • Passed Federal Head Start audit 
  • $350,000 Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) County-wide state preschool grant 
  • $330,965 Center based general child care and development (CCTR) Grant for infant/toddler program
  • $320,108 California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Expansion Grant for preschool program
  • Early Childhood Education Intern Program Head Start partnership with Woodland Community College and YCOE College and Career Readiness
  • iPads for Special Education students/teachers
  • $2,000 grant from U.S. Bank to promote literacy California Career Pathway Trust Grant (CCPTG) awarded to YCOE for $2.8 million 
  • CTE Teach – New teacher mentor grant and National CTE industry certification testing grant for $22,750.


Leadership

  • YCOE belief in:  Communication-Respect-Transparency
  • August Retreat to define YCOE focus areas:
    • Communication
    • Professional Development
    • Human Resources
    • Student Services
    • District Accountability – LCAP 
    • Fiscal Service
  • LCAP retreat with YCOE Team.  
  • Union negotiations completed for 2014-15:
    • YEA, CSEA, and AFSCME
  • New Management Evaluation form
  • Re-organization of YCOE Leadership:
    • Superintendent Advisory Team (SAT)
    • Cabinet Team
    • Leadership Team
  • Support for 16 Administrative Secretaries to attend a professional development training
  • Hiring of new administrative leadership:  Assistant Superintendent SELPA; Special Education Director; Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Services/Alternative Schools; Cesar Chavez School Principal and school counselor. 
  • YCOE Staff Appreciation Day Celebration in June. 
  • Butte COE/Migrant Education partnership to lease YCOE space
  • YCOE recruitment at Sacramento State teacher education program 
  • LCAP Info graphics for school districts
  • LCAP trainings scheduled for school districts 
  • Project Solar Energy Academy CSBA Golden Bell and CCBE Apple for Excellence Awards received in December. 
  • EPIC Charter School in West Sacramento implementation support.
  • California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress (CAASPP) Trainer of Trainer Institute for Yolo/Colusa school Districts
  • Completed Career Guidance lesson plans for state website – contract with California Department of Education 
  • Memorandum of Understanding with In-Shape, Woodland fitness center & YCOE for employee wellness
  • California Math Science Partnership (CAMSP) grant awarded $500,000 to train 52 teachers in robotics and 32 teachers on the Solar Suitcase initiative.
  • Sponsorship of following forums/workshops: 
    • January Forum:  State of The State in California Education 
    • What Educators Need to Know About AB540 Students forum. February. 
    • April Literacy – 3rd Grade Reading focus Forum
    • Yolo Countywide New Principal leadership training. July
    • Yolo County Education & Equity Series:
      • Educational Status of Children in Yolo County. September
      • Children & Family Poverty. November.
      • The Cost of High School Dropouts to Yolo County. February 18, 2016
      • Social Determinants of Health. April 21, 2016
    • Horacio Sanchez, A brain based approach to improve instruction and close the achievement gap workshops for educators and community. September.  
    • October Elected Officials Breakfast meeting with district superintendents. 
    • October Read to Succeed Conference
  • YCOE has participated in planning state conferences: 
    • California Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Conference
    • California Global Education Summit
    • Association Career Technical Educators (ACTE) Region V Conference
  • Recognized for 2015 as one of 25 most influential Latino Leaders in Sacramento region by Vida De Valle/Sacramento Bee newspaper 

Community 

  • Social Media presence:
    • New YCOE website
    • YCOE Facebook
    • Marketing videos on:  YCOE general overview, Greengate School, Alternative Ed, and Head Start
  • Paperless Board meetings
  • YCBOE room change
  • Development of Yolo County Preschool for All Committee
  • Formation of Yolo County African American Advisory group
  • High School Voter registration partnership with Woodland League of Women Voters
  • Partnership with Woodland United Way to promote literacy
  • YCOE Weekly Job Opportunities published every Monday
  • YCOE participation in 5K Turkey Run for Yolo Food Bank
  • YCOE Community/meeting room re-organized with table and monitor 
  • YCOE reception room re-organized with board pictures and monitor 
  • Support Kinders Go to College in Woodland JUSD and Washington USD