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Updated: Dec 4, 2021

MCOE: Covid-19 protocols effective in schools; applications now open for many jobs As of October 11, there were almost 200 education-related vacancies in Mendocino County. “If you’re looking for work, whether you have a high school diploma, a college degree, or a teaching credential, there are jobs available.” October 17, 2021 | https://mendovoice.com/2021/10/mcoe-covid-19-protocols-effective-in-schools-applications-now-open-for-many-jobs/

MCOE: State protocols dictate Covid-19 safety in local schools (column) An overview of state protocols as schools open across the county. September 5, 2021 | https://mendovoice.com/2021/09/mcoe-state-protocols-dictate-covid-19-safety-in-local-schools-column/

Letter from MCOE: masks will be required in schools this fall An update from Superintendent Michelle Hutchins. July 15, 2021 | https://mendovoice.com/2021/07/letter-from-mcoe-masks-will-be-required-in-schools-this-fall/

Seventeen dead of COVID including a county worker, new public health order issued — 673 total cases, 5 currently hospitalized, Aug. 28 Now with many graphs illustrating the progression of the pandemic. August 28, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/08/mendocino-county-covid-19-tally/

Letter from the superintendent: speaking with students about the pandemic Superintendent Michelle Hutchins shares her conversations with students about COVID-19 and the upcoming school year.
August 4, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/08/letter-from-the-superintendent-speaking-with-students-about-the-pandemic/

MCOE: Superintendent issues a call to action for school funding during the pandemic In this opinion piece, Michelle Hutchins asks the community to contact the governor’s office. May 11, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/05/mcoe-superintendent-issues-a-call-to-action-for-school-funding-during-the-pandemic/

Listen to Sen. McGuire’s Mendocino & Lake town hall (video) Officials from both counties plus a UCLA physicians took questions about the pandemic. May 7, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/05/listen-to-sen-mcguires-mendocino-lake-town-hall-video/

MCOE: How statewide education policies will impact Mendocino County schools Newsom has stated schools could be allowed to re-open in July. May 6, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/05/mcoe-how-statewide-education-policies-will-impact-mendocino-county-schools/

Mendocino Co. schools closed through end of school year; “distance learning” emphasized The pandemic will force the closure of the physical schools through the end of the school-year but districts are coming up with ways to improve “distance learning.” April 2, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/04/mendocino-schools-closed-through-end-of-school-year-distance-learning-emphasized/

Mendocino school districts extend closures till May 1 due to coronavirus pandemic — extienden cierres hasta el 1 de mayo debido a la pandemia de coronavirus (updated) The decisions comes several days after Bay Area counties implemented a similar extension. March 30, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/03/mendocino-school-districts-extend-closures-till-may-1-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic-extienden-cierres-hasta-el-1-de-mayo-debido-a-la-pandemia-de-coronavirus/

Sen. McGuire, County of Mendocino hold COVID-19 telephone town hall; watch the video of the call Listen in on the discussion. March 18, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/03/sen-mcguire-county-of-mendocino-hold-covid-19-telephone-town-hall-watch-the-video-of-the-call/

Senator McGuire and Mendocino officials holding coronavirus telephone town-hall, March 18 You can send questions in advance and listen in from home. March 17, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/03/state-senator-mcguire-and-mendocino-county-officials-hosting-covid-19-telephone-town-hall-on-march-18/

The latest on Mendocino Co. school closures — all Mendocino schools switching to “modified schooling”(updated 8:15pm) School officials are talking with the county today about potential concerns and closures due to the coronavirus. March 15, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/03/mendocino-county-schools-closures-and-coronavirus/

What you need to know about coronavirus in Mendocino County Our small contribution towards preparing you for the coming pandemic. March 11, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/03/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-in-mendocino-county/

Mendocino Co. prepares for coronavirus; Newsom offers support, free tests (video) The situation is not yet critical but public health officials are making various preparations. March 6, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/03/mendocino-co-prepares-for-coronavirus-newsom-offers-support-free-tests-video/

Mendocino superintendent of schools: Why Schools Need Taxpayer Support for Capital Improvements (opinion) In which Mendocino County Superintendent of School Michelle Hutchins advocates for school bond measures. February 4, 2020 | https://mendovoice.com/2020/02/mendocino-superintendent-of-schools-why-schools-need-taxpayer-support-for-capital-improvements-opinion/

Supervisor John Haschak: Letter to constituents October 2019 (opinion) The District 3 supervisor talks career education, the public defender’s office, and more. October 21, 2019 | https://mendovoice.com/2019/10/supervisor-john-haschak-letter-to-constituents-october-2019-opinion/

Outages hit Potter Valley –PG&E says 6476 customers in Mendocino Co. will lose power — and we have a list of which schools will close — red flag warning declared across NorCal (updated 8:47 p.m.) Says County: “Please note that although the incorporated City of Ukiah, and the areas in and around Willits and Fort Bragg are not expected to be de-energized at this time, residents are still strongly encouraged to continue to prepare for an outage.” October 8, 2019 | https://mendovoice.com/2019/10/as-vast-power-outages-loom-tonight-uncertainty-remains/

County Superintendent Hutchins on preparing students for active shooters (opinion) The Office of Education has implemented a new student safety program, HERO, which stands for “hide, escape, run, overcome.” September 16, 2019 | https://mendovoice.com/2019/09/county-superintendent-michelle-hutchins-on-preparing-students-for-active-shooters-opinion/

A Perspective on Education: Continuous Improvement (opinion) A monthly column from Michelle Hutchins, the County Superintendent of Schools. August 19, 2019 | https://mendovoice.com/2019/08/a-perspective-on-education-continuous-improvement-opinion/

A superintendent’s letter to the graduates (opinion) Congratulations to all the graduates in 2019! June 3, 2019 | https://mendovoice.com/2019/06/a-superintendents-letter-to-the-graduates-opinion/

County superintendent: Immunizations — Friend or foe? (opinion) The county’s superintendent of schools discusses vaccinations in light of the recent outbreaks around the state. April 11, 2019 | https://mendovoice.com/2019/04/county-superintendent-immunizations-friend-or-foe-opinion/

County superintendent: Local schools are hiring bus drivers The county’s Office of Education is hiring for bus drivers and other positions. January 7, 2019 | https://mendovoice.com/2019/01/county-superintendent-local-schools-are-hiring-bus-drivers/

New supervisors will be sworn in Jan. 8 The supervisors, and several other politicians, including Sheriff Tom Allman, and new Assessor Clerk recorder Katrina Bartolomie will be sworn in. January 4, 2019 | https://mendovoice.com/2019/01/new-supervisors-will-be-sworn-in-jan-8/

School is starting — watch out for students and school buses on the roads!
The district asks us all to take extra cautions around students and school buses.
August 20, 2018|https://mendovoice.com/2018/08/school-starts-student-safety/


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