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 these needs.

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.

  • Dr. Nancy Kotowski
    Monterey County Superintendent of Schools
    831.755.0301
    Fax: 831.755.6473
  • Deneen Newman
    Deputy Superintendent
    831.755.0362
    Fax: 831.784.4144
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