Superintendent's Message

  • Brock Falkenberg, Lake County Superintendent of Schools April 3, 2020

    Lake County schools will deliver distance-based instruction through the end of the school year, unless the situation improves and warrants a safe return to the classroom as determined by Dr. Gary Pace, Public Health Officer.

    Students and their families will continue to receive specific plans and instructions from their child’s school district regarding ongoing remote learning.

    Read the full press release here.

    March 26, 2020

    This afternoon, the local District Superintendents made a unified decision to extend student dismissals from regular school attendance through May 1, 2020 to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the maximum extent. The safety and wellness of students, school personnel, and the community are the highest priorities.

    This guidance was based on consultation with the Lake County Health Officer, Dr. Gary Pace and Brock Falkenberg, Lake County Superintendent of Schools.

    Read the full press release here.

    March 20, 2020

    At the Lake County Office of Education, we understand the challenging conditions that our families and communities are currently facing with school dismissals.

    It is more important than ever that we are united in our efforts, therefore we are continuously working with our Lake County School Districts.

    We are also brainstorming ways to leverage our resources to provide other solutions, particularly in the area of childcare.

    All Lake County children under the age of 18 can receive free meals at their local school. Please check your schools’ social media or websites for meal pick-up times and instructions. Or simply call your school.

    All Lake County schools are providing non-classroom based learning opportunities for their students. If you should have specific questions, please contact your students’ schools via phone or email.

    I promise you that your educational leaders will keep the best interest of Lake County children and students at the forefront of our decision making.

    For more information about steps we are taking on a regular basis, please visit our "Steps we are taking..." webpage.

    Thank you.

    Brock Falkenberg
    Lake County Superintendent of Schools