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2017 in Review

Jesse Ortiz

Yolo County Superintendent of Schools

2017 in Review



  • Yolo County Career Academy Charter School petition approved by Yolo County Board of Education December 12. School to open Fall 2018.
  • Support of CTE program at Cesar Chavez Community School in Manufacturing and Product Design in partnership with Marquez Designs
  • Continued support of Cesar Chavez Community School Arts program in partnership with Yolo Arts
  • Revision of AB602 funding allocation and ERMHS service delivery model
  • Summer School Programs held at Cesar Chavez Community School and Dan Jacobs Juvenile Hall School
  • Early Childhood Education staff visited the Museum of Tolerance
  • Cesar Chavez Community School developed a partnership with Northern California Trykers
  • WASC accreditation completed and given to Cesar Chavez Community School (6 years) and Dan Jacobs Juvenile Hall School (3 years)
  • Hecho a Mano Spring Break Course in partnership with Marquez Design and Taller Arte Nuevo Amanecer
  • Extended school year sessions at Greengate, Woodland High School, Davis High School, and Adult Living Skills in Davis.
  • Assessment and completion of a study of revised SELPA AB 602 allocation plan for the 2018-19 academic year
  • COE Facility Planning committee established to facilitate discussion for Career Academy Charter, Head Start, and Special Education
  • American Reading Company coaching for Alternative Education staff
  • Partnerships with Esparto and Winters School Districts to open up Head Start classrooms on their district campuses for 2018-19
  • Yolo County SELPA held a transition symposium for one hundred high students with disabilities to enhance their college and career readiness
  • Coordination with Head Start and SELPA to increase special education services
  • New Head Start preschool class opened at Plainfield Elementary School
  • Partnership with Cesar Chavez Community School and Greengate School to provide physical education support every week



  • Coordination of meeting (April 27) with Senator Bill Dodd and Assemblywoman Cecila Aguiar Curry. The meeting included county superintendents from Napa, Solano, and Sonoma. 
  • Member of CA County Superintendents Educational Services Association legislative and charter school committee
  • P-20 Collaborative Meeting – October 20
  • Partnership with YCOE Information Technology and Yolo County Employment Services
  • Support for opening of Yolo-Sutter Center for Teacher Credentialing
  • Yolo County K-12 Administrator Welcome Back Breakfast – July 27
  • Nominated and elected to serve as Chair of Adult Education Block Grant Consortium
  • Implementation of YCOE employee’s classification and compensation study
  • Provided LCAP District Support meetings
  • Held first ever meeting of North Valley Information Technology Regional Group which includes Yolo, Napa, and Solano Counties
  • Yolo/Colusa/Yuba County Office of Education three county consortium Professional Learning Network
  • Member of CA School Boards Association Charter School Committee
  • Student Operations Service facility improvement
  • North Valley (Yolo, Solano, Napa) CETPA Regional Group met at YCOE
  • Yolo County Office Education Administrators Retreat at Yolo Fliers Club – August 8
  • Alternative School staff visit Cesar Chavez National site in Kern County – August 11
  • Yolo County Human Resource Directors meetings held
  • Secured funding from The California Endowment for February 2018 Yolo County African American Student Leadership Conference - $15,000.00
  • Awarding of two state CTE grants for Teacher Mentorship and development of a statewide Teacher Externship Toot kit 
  •  Union negotiation completed for 2016-17
    • YEA, CESA and AFSCME
    •  Sponsorship of following events:
    •    State of the State of California Education – January
    •  Youth in Transition Conference – February
    •   Creating Safe Places Conference – February
    •   Marin Luther King Remembrance Presentation – February
    •   State of Young Children Forum – March
    •   Role of Yolo County Law Enforcement in Enforcing Unauthorized Detained Immigrants – March
    •   Cesar Chavez Legacy Dinner – March
    •  LGBTQ Forum on April
    •  College and Career Readiness 2nd Annual Alternative Education Youth Conference 
    •  Human Trafficking
    • Yolo County Elected Officials and Leaders Breakfast – October
    • Building a Resilient Yolo – October
    • STEM Middle School Girls Conference – November
    • Yolo County Educational Leaders Breakfast – November
    • Fear to Friendship Muslim Dinner – December
    • Trauma Informed Practice – December
    • Promoting Excellence Through Equity in California School – December  
    •   Kinders go to College at Woodland Community College and Sacramento City College
    •   Hosted dinner for Ruben Contreras at YCOE
    •    2nd Annual Yolo County African American Youth Conference held in West Sacramento on February
    •   Collaboration with Yolo County District Attorney’s Office to provide Multi-Cultural Community Council Three-day Youth Leadership Academy for 17 students