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Mendocino Voice Articles

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 |

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 |

Letter from MCOE: masks will be required in schools this fall An update from Superintendent Michelle Hutchins. July 15, 2021 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

What you need to know about coronavirus in Mendocino County Our small contribution towards preparing you for the coming pandemic. March 11, 2020 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

A Perspective on Education: Continuous Improvement (opinion) A monthly column from Michelle Hutchins, the County Superintendent of Schools. August 19, 2019 |

A superintendent’s letter to the graduates (opinion) Congratulations to all the graduates in 2019! June 3, 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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|

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