Alternative Education Pupil Services

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

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Alternative Education Programs is committed to providing comprehensive and collaborative pupil services to student enrolled in Salinas Community School and Wellington Smith School programs.

Students may be provided with; Supplemental Educational Services (SES), school transition assistance, counseling, and specialized academic planning. When needed, referrals may be made to partnering agencies for; counseling, work placement, Migrant Education Services, mental health care, and drug or alcohol prevention services.



Ernesto Vela, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
Phone: 831.755.1405

Maricela Cruz

Administrative Assistant III
Phone: 831.784.4224

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