July 18, 2024


Education is everything you need

Message from El Dorado County education leaders, law enforcement


In El Dorado County, holding learners and universities harmless is a top precedence for every single instructional leader and legislation enforcement company. Progressively, people are asking about arranging and preparedness for school emergencies, as properly as prevention endeavours. As a county, we have created sturdy partnerships involving colleges, law enforcement, and school local community companions to improve campus and neighborhood security.

In El Dorado County there are fifteen school districts that oversee a lot more than 65 educational facilities, as perfectly as a number of constitution faculties. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Place of work serves the bulk of educational institutions in the County, with seven entire-time deputies assigned to the School Resource Officer method. The SRO Deputies reply to calls for services at the high faculties located in the County together with center and elementary educational facilities. In addition, the Town of Placerville Police Division and South Lake Tahoe Police Division serve the schools in their neighborhood jurisdiction as perfectly.

With assistance and technical support from regulation enforcement associates, public faculties in El Dorado County have designed school security options that are on a regular basis reviewed and up to date. Plans include strategies for lockdowns, evacuations, lively shooter, wildland fires, earthquakes and far more. Each individual campus maintains options that are customized to their website and address essential wants at that campus. Safety strategies contain interaction protocols for connecting with legislation enforcement and messaging to families. Options are formally reviewed on an once-a-year basis to make certain that present-day security protocols are resolved. 

Fireplace and lockdown drills are scheduled in the course of the faculty year to assure college students and personnel are common with what is expected of them in the celebration of an crisis. And, for the previous various years, regulation enforcement and other general public agencies have held lively shooter drills on school campuses to familiarize by themselves with campus layouts and faculty basic safety programs. 

All schools try to create a healthy university climate where by students come to feel welcomed and related. With funding lately offered by the Psychological Wellbeing Pupil Products and services Act Grant, El Dorado County Office environment of Education and learning and community partners will commence to develop accessibility to mental overall health services for little ones and youth, together with countywide pupil assessments and campus-primarily based mental health providers. It will also enable colleges to hook up family members to ongoing psychological wellness providers with local organizations when required.

As an more avoidance approach, we are establishing School Threat Evaluation Teams at numerous web pages who will be experienced to realize prospective threats to faculties and college students. These multidisciplinary groups will include things like university officials, legislation enforcement, psychological wellness pros, and others who do the job together to assess predicaments and intervene when essential to link pupils to mental health and fitness supports and other assistance as essential.

And ultimately, it is important to acknowledge the role of learners and families in on the lookout out for one a further and generating safer educational institutions. They might be amid the first to recognize warning signs of anyone at-hazard of hurting by themselves or other people.  We motivate pupils and households to converse to a trainer, counselor, SRO, or a further trusted adult to get assistance. 

In summary, we would like to assure the community that we have protective programs in put, we are ready to reply, and we will proceed to be proactive in our prevention efforts to keep our faculties risk-free and safe. 


Sheriff John D’Agostini, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Business office

Main Joe Wren, Town of Placerville Police Department

Chief David Stevenson, Town of South Lake Tahoe Law enforcement Department

Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Educational facilities

Jeremy Meyers, Superintendent, Black Oak Mine Unified School District

Dr. David Roth, Superintendent, Buckeye Union College District

Matthew Smith, Superintendent, Camino Union School District

Dr. Ron Carruth, Superintendent, El Dorado Union Superior College District

Meg Enns, Superintendent, Gold Oak Union School District

Keri Phillips, Superintendent, Gold Trail Union University District

Grant Coffin, Superintendent, Indian Diggings College District

Dr. Todd Cutler, Superintendent, Lake Tahoe Unified School District

Dave Scroggins, Superintendent, Latrobe School District

Curtis Wilson, Superintendent, Mother Lode Union Faculty District

Annette Lane, Superintendent, Pioneer Union College District

Eric Bonniksen, Superintendent, Placerville Union Faculty District

Pat Atkins, Superintendent, Pollock Pines Elementary and Silver Fork College Districts

Jim Shoemake, Superintendent, Rescue Union University District


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