Mission: The Monterey County Office of Education provides the
leadership, support and service excellence needed to prepare the diverse
students of Monterey County for success in each step of their
Vision: Every student will be provided
an enriched educational experience through the leadership, support and
service of the Monterey County Office of Education that prepares them
for success as productive and contributing members of a global society.
What We Offer: It
takes more than books and classrooms to provide children with a good
education. It takes educators who are willing to invest themselves in
our children's future. Like any other large organization, our schools
require business, financial, professional development and technological
resources to operate efficiently and effectively. That's where MCOE
comes in. Established more than 150 years ago by California's
Constitution, MCOE provides vital resources to support the county's 24
school districts, two community colleges, and state university.
Together, we work to give all of Monterey County's students, from
pre-school through post-secondary, the tools they need to succeed in
life. MCOE ensures that all Monterey County school districts are
fiscally responsible, providing financial oversight, accounting and
payroll services, and other tools to ensure financial stability. It
would not be cost effective for each school district alone to acquire
the many services needed to operate. That's why MCOE is the districts'
single source for an array of business, technology, professional
development, credentialing, education, teacher recruitment, and support
services. MCOE provides teacher, administrator, and instructional
support services to improve teaching and learning in the classroom and
increase achievement for all students. MCOE also serves as the
connection between our schools and the state and federal governments.
Every year new laws are passed, new programs are mandated, and old
programs are phased out. MCOE monitors changes in legislation and offers
its staff as a resource to inform and train district administrators so
that they stay current with changing laws that affect education.
Monterey County is a region of great demographic, economic, and cultural
diversity. These forces create communities with unique needs. By
looking at critical issues and sharing resources, the dedicated
professionals of the Monterey County Office of Education work to address
Who We Are: The Monterey County Office of
Education (MCOE) is a vital component of our K-12 education. We serve as
a critical link between our county's schools and both state and federal
governments, and we provide indispensable and cost-effective services
to local schools and districts.