Del Norte County Office of Education

"Equipping Students for Success"

  • Our Mission

    The primary mission of the Del Norte County Office of Education is to support the needs of local schools and students, facilitate expanded learning opportunities, encourage student achievement, increase professional development, and ensure fiscal responsibility for schools across the county.


  • DNUSD Board Meeting 5-26-2022

    We would like to remind you that while the DNUSD (district) board meeting is still taking place this evening at 4:00 PM, the DNCOE (county) board meeting had to be canceled. This evening's district board meeting will be available to watch via zoom, and can attended in-person, but will not be live-streamed on due to staffing constraints.

    The link for the zoom meeting is:

    Location: 301 W. Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531

    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    4:00 PM PM
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions:

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at:

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  • Robb Elementary School Shooting - DNUSD Statement 5-25-2022


    Everyone is aware of the tragic events that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, yesterday. As educators, parents, and members of a small community, it is difficult to comprehend the impact that this tragedy is having on the Uvalde community.


    Usually, those closest to a tragic event experience the highest levels of trauma, but in this case, social media and the news bring these events into our homes and lives.


    Each student will react differently to this type of trauma, and it is important that we all be supportive of children and how they respond to this event. Some children may be angry; others may be scared, and others may have no reaction at all or even be aware of what has occurred. Regardless of how a child responds at the time, the majority of students are resilient; however, some children may experience more intense short-term reactions or could take longer to process these events.


    If your child has been affected by yesterday’s events, please talk with them about it, and in the links below you will find tips and strategies on how you can discuss these difficult topics with your family. Please remember, too, that our school site psychologists, counselors, and counseling techs are ready to help any student who may be having a difficult time coping with this tragedy. We encourage you to reach out to your child’s school if you think your child may need extra support during this difficult time.


    Please know that your child’s safety is and always will be our top priority, and we will continue to work closely with all of our local law enforcement partner agencies to help ensure that our students are safe at school. 


    I ask you all to continue to keep the community of Uvalde and those directly affected by the tragedy that occurred at Robb Elementary School in your thoughts and prayers.




    Jeff Harris

    Superintendent of Schools



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  • Monday Update to the Community 5-23-2022


    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County, and welcome to our regular Monday Update.


    Dates to Remember

    Just a reminder that this weekend we will be observing the Memorial Day holiday, and there will be no school on Friday the 27th or Monday the 30th. School will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.


    Summer Programs Registration

    We know that many of you have been waiting for information on our summer programs, so I’m glad to announce that registration begins this Friday at 4 PM. Last year, these programs filled quickly and were at capacity shortly after registration opened.  Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up your child, we recommend that you do so as soon as the form is made public this Friday at 4 PM, it can be found on the front page of or you can access it directly by going to

    Registration Link (All Students, opens May 27th):
    High School Flyer Link:


    Employee Celebration - Retirees / Service Awards / All-Star Employees

    As part of Educator Appreciation month, we held our first in-person annual Employee Celebration in three years.  Over the course of the evening, we were able to recognize retirees and service award recipients for 20-21 and 21-22, as well as All-Star award recipients, who were nominated by their colleagues and recognized for their contributions to the students of Del Norte County. It was a great night, and it was a wonderful time to recognize the accomplishments of all our staff and to spend time with this year's honorees. 


    Job Openings 

    Speaking of employees, we still have over 100 open job positions in our district. If you are interested in working for the district or just curious about what opportunities are available, take time to visit our website to find out more about these currently open positions. You can find employment information by visiting or by calling our human resources department at 707-464-6141 and pressing the number “2” and then the number “2,” again, for human resources.


    DNHS Tiny Home Live Auction - June 6 @ 3 PM

    Last week, I mentioned that our CTE class at Del Norte High will be auctioning a tiny home, which they recently finished building.  It’s an amazing tiny home. If you are interested in supporting our students and purchasing a new tiny home, the auction and tour of the new tiny home workshop at Del Norte High will take place on Monday, June 6.  Doors open at 2 PM, and the live auction officially begins at 3 PM. The auction’s opening bid is only $40,000, which covers the cost of materials. All proceeds go back to the CTE program to assist in funding the next tiny home build.  If you’re interested in learning more about the home, visit Del Norte High’s Facebook page or go to to see pictures and get more information.


    Independent Study Information Night

    If you are interested in enrolling your child in the District’s independent study program for next year, I’d like to invite you to join us on June 1st, at 6 PM for our upcoming Independent Study Information Night. The information night will be held in person in the District Office Board Room and virtually for those unable to attend in person. An interest form will be made available to all attendees during the event, and for those unable to attend, the form will be available the day following the event.  The link to attend virtually will be available at If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact our program administrators.  For K-8, you can email Principal Angie Marshall at, and for 9-12, you can contact Principal Alison Eckart at


    Sports Update

    As for upcoming home athletic events, this week is the NCS Division 4 Varsity Softball Semifinals against Fort Bragg at Del Norte High School. Since this is a playoff event, we are unable to live stream it, but if you would like to attend, you can buy tickets at For the direct link to purchase tickets please go to  You can find out more about that and all upcoming athletic events at under “student activities''.


    DIstrict Live Streams

    I also want to let everyone know that our live-streamed events will no longer be broadcast on Facebook or Youtube. All events will now be live-streamed to the front page of, and if it is a school event, it will also be on the front page of that school's website.

    We’re doing this for a variety of reasons, but one of the main reasons is that Facebook and Youtube routinely block or remove our live streams for reasons like playing music during football games or performances. When this happens, we have to completely recreate our streams.  This transition will provide a higher level of stability and dependability for everyone in our community.  We understand that this may initially feel inconvenient, but ultimately it is for the best.  We look forward to broadcasting many more streams in the coming days.

    If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to email


    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you on Wednesday, June 1 for a special weekly update, since Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day.

    Thank you



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  • May 26 DNCOE Board Meeting Canceled

    The May 26th county board meeting is canceled. The board meeting will be rescheduled for June 9th at 3:30 PM. The district board meeting will still take place at 4:00 PM on May 26th.

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