MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
“EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS. IT IS THE KEY TO A PROMISING FUTURE” BROCK FALKE N B E RG
Thank you for reviewing the Lake County Oﬃce of Education’s Annual Report to the Community. The annual report is intended to share information regarding Lake County students, schools, and educational programs/services. The annual report includes information pertaining to the Lake County Oﬃce of Education (LCOE) and the seven school districts located within the county. You will see reviews and reports focusing on student performances, school ﬁnances, student enrollment, attendance, and special programs or services. Our “Focus on Education” will provide the foundation for the success of all students in Lake County. Changes in educational funding, curriculum standards, school accountability, and student testing have created many challenges over the last two years. However, they have also created a great opportunity for local school districts to thrive and grow. As we embrace this opportunity, our “Focus on Education” will assure that improved student outcomes and success will remain the primary result of our work. Although educational funding has not returned to 2007/08 funding levels, local school districts have seen an uptick in revenue. Additionally, changes in the revenue structure have lead to much greater level of local decision making. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) along with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) will allow school districts in Lake County to focus resources on student educational outcomes that are meaningful and relevant in our communities. California’s content standards in English Language Arts and Math are aligned to the Common Core Standards that were proposed by the State Governors in an eﬀort to have common educational expectations and outcomes from state to state. Lake County Schools are well on their way to incorporating the new content standards into daily instructional practices. At the County Oﬃce of Education we continue to “Focus on Education” by providing improved services and programs for all children. Our parent engagement initiative, the Hero Project, will continue to be a focus area. An enhanced focus will be applied to the concept of school readiness with greater success to LCOE preschool programs and continued growth of the Literacy Task Force. With a focus on workforce preparation, LCOE will continue to be a leader in the area career and college readiness. Thank you for reviewing the annual report. I look forward to working with you and for you on behalf of the children and families of Lake County. Sincerely, Brock Falkenberg Lake County Superintendent of Schools
MISSION THE LAKE COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, THE COMMON LINK IN PUBLIC EDUCATION, PROVIDES LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT TO OUR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES BY PLANNING, COORDINATING, FACILITATING AND DELIVERING EXEMPLARY SERVICES AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.