Merced County Office of Education

 State & Federal Programs

Laura Andrews

​Phone: (209) 381-5944 

Ruth Sanchez​

Administrative Secretary
Phone: (209) 381-4570
Fax: (209) 381-6774


What do we do?

Cooperative Services:

The Merced County Cooperative Coordinator provides training, assistance, and up to date information to small and rural member districts regarding development and maintenance of local plans including data analysis, goal setting, and budget and program evaluation. The coordinator also provides support in the following areas:  School Site Council (SSC), the Consolidated Application, Categorical Expenditures, the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), the Local Educational Agency Plan (LEAP) or Single School District Plan (SSD), Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) and the FPM Review.

Technical Assistance:

  1. Title I Part A - Basic Grants
  2. Title II Part A - Teacher Quality
  3. Title III - Immigrant and LEP
  4. Title IV - 21st Century Learning
  5. Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) -
    Sheilah Brooks, Program Advisor (209)381-6675

Williams Settlement: 

Coordinates and conducts the mandatory visits on a yearly basis.

​MCOE Complex
632 W. 13th Street, Building J1
Merced, CA 95341 

Office Hours: M-F 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM


​Laura Andrews