El Dorado County Office of Education Honored with Patriot Awards

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 19, 2016 / comments

IMAGE: Disabilities/Mental Health Coordinator Stacia Ponce, Early Head Start Teacher Margarita Thomas, Assistant Director of Child Development Programs Gail Healy and Employer Support of the Guard Reserve (ESGR) representative, after the surprise award presentation at the El Dorado County Board of Education meeting in June.

Teachers Picket Tonight - Buckeye Teachers Association to Picket Back to School Night

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 15, 2016 / comments

Buckeye Union School District teachers plan to picket Back to School Night activities at Rolling Hills Middle School beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15.

The district and the Buckeye Teachers Association ended the 2015-16 school year at impasse and could not resolved their issues over the summer. Negotiations have been ongoing since August 2015.

Governor Brown Appointments includes a Director at the El Dorado County Office of Education

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 03, 2016 / comments

Elizabeth (Betty) Connolly, 61, of Fair Oaks, has been reappointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, where she has served since 2012. Ms. Connolly has been with the El Dorado County Office of Education for over 30 years, first as a School Psychologist and later as a Program Specialist and Principal.

Connolly has been director at the El Dorado County Office of Education since 2014. 

Dedicated School Board Members Recognized

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 18, 2016 / comments

[by Dina Gentry] At an awards ceremony on April 4, the El Dorado County School Boards Association (EDCSBA) recognized the outstanding contributions made by members who serve on county and district education boards. County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala, Ed.D. thanked all attendees for their contributions and remarked, "We are living in a time of pivotal change in education, and it's humbling to see the bold leadership and promise in this room." 

Schools put on high alert for JBoss ransomware exploit

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 18, 2016 / comments

[By Katherine Noyes, Computerworld] More than 2,000 machines at schools and other organizations have been infected with a backdoor in unpatched versions of JBoss that could be used at any moment to install ransomware such as Samsam.

That's according to Cisco's Talos threat-intelligence organization, which on Friday announced that roughly 3.2 million machines worldwide are at risk.

Many of those already infected run Follett's Destiny library-management software, which is used by K-12 schools worldwide.