Services & Support

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Individual Case Management Services
Offered to Students, Caregivers, Social Workers, School Staff, Probation, CASA's

  • School enrollment/transfer assistance.
    Ensure AB490 rights are upheld.
  • Collaboration to ensure school stability
  • AB 167 evaluation & partial credit assistance.
  • Educational planning & monitoring
  • IEP/SST meeting attendance
  • Referral to supplemental education services
  • Referral to extracurricular and/or enrichment activities
  • Liaison/DSS/School

District LCAP Support Services
School and District Staff

  • Provide workshops/training's to school district staff
  • Review LCAP for actions and services specific to children and youth in Foster Care
  • Share best practices for supporting children and youth in Foster Care
  • Meet regularly with District Foster Student Liaisons
  • Provide legislative & policy updates
  • Facilitate policy & cross-agency collaboration meetings

Coordination of Supplemental Services
Agencies, community based organizations, caseworkers

  • Collaborating & capacity building with community partners to provide supplemental education services
  • Leadership & advocacy training for transition age youth
  • Special Projects (i.e. college and career Exploration)
  • Enrichment activities
  • Facilitate an annual Foster Youth Education Summit to bring together partner agencies & staff
  • Referrals to tutoring services

Data & Program Support
Schools/districts, Department of Social Services, FYSCP Support

  • Notification of incoming outgoing foster youth
  • Enrollment tracking
  • CALPADS, foster youth identification and mobility
  • Foster Focus/ CMS CWS
  • Inter-agency collaboration with Department of Social Services and Juvenile Probation Department
  • Data sharing, monitoring and clean up
  • District updates
  • Status verification (active & inactive)
  • Creating/Providing Reports

Administrative, Legislative/Policy, Interagency Collaboration
Students, schools/districts, institutions of higher education

  • Transitions to College
    • Enrollment
    • Assessment
    • Course selection
    • Financial Aid (Federal and Cal Grants & Scholarships for Foster Youth)
  • College and Career Readiness Training
  • Campus Tours - Refer to campus support programs (EOPS - Guardian Scholars)
  • Coordinate workshops
    • Workshop for students
    • Workshops with colleges
  • Provide experiential events; i.e., Summer Scholars week-long day camp, education planning, leadership training.

Higher Education Services
Students, Schools/Districts, Institutions of Higher Education

The goal is to provide successful transitions to higher education, career readiness opportunities, and guidance to overcome barriers.

  • Transitions to College
    • Enrollment
    • Assessments
    • Course Selection
    • Financial Aid (Federal and Cal Grants & Scholarships for Foster Youth)
  • College and Career Readiness Training
  • Campus Tours- Refer to campus support programs (EOPS - Guardian Scholars)
  • Coordinate workshops
    • Workshops for students
    • Workshops with colleges
  • Provide experiential events (i.e. Summer Scholars week-long campus dorm life, education planning, leadership training)

Contacts

Denise Lang

Foster Youth Service Coordinator
dlang@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.784.4227

Gloria Ramos

Educational Liaison
gramos@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.0300 x667

Justin Parker

Education Support Manager
juparker@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.0300 x668

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