Merced County Office of Education to make presentations in Merced, Los Banos

02/25/2014 8:14 PM

02/26/2014 1:44 PM

About 400 people are expected for the Merced County Office of Education’s Annual Education Report on Thursday in Merced and Friday in Los Banos.

The report will be presented Thursday at Yosemite Church, 2230 E. Yosemite Ave., Merced, and Friday at the Los Banos Community Center, 645 Seventh St., both from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Local elected officials, school trustees and administrators and business owners have been invited to the luncheon program. Steve Gomes, county superintendent of schools, will be the main speaker, introducing a written report that has been several months in the making.

Stifel Nicolaus and Co., a municipal finance group, sponsored the report, which details student demographics and achievements, along with collaborations and best practices in education. The report looks at the state education budget and the impact of Proposition 30, which implements Common Core State Standards and different state funding procedures for schools.

Gomes said the report shines a spotlight on preschool through high school education and the great things schools have to offer. It will look at the challenges confronting education and future trends.

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