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Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)

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Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)

5340 Skylane Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

SCOE Overview: The mission of the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is to foster student success through service to students, schools, and the community.

SCOE is a partner to the county’s 40 districts, providing services and oversight that help them serve roughly 68,000 students. SCOE does not have or create policies directing district behavior. Each district sets its own policies. Here are some of the key programs SCOE offers:

• Service and support to help districts meet legal mandates, operate cost-effectively, and raise student achievement.

• Fiscal oversight to districts.

• Schools and services for special education and alternative education students who are not enrolled at district sites.

• College and Career Readiness Services helps districts prepare their students for college and career.

• Professional development for teachers and administrators.

County Superintendent and County Board

Steven D. Herrington, Ph.D., is the elected Superintendent of Schools and serves as SCOE’s chief administrative officer. The separately elected members of the Sonoma County Board of Education work with the Superintendent to oversee county education initiatives.

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Education Facts About Sonoma County

History of the Sonoma County Office of Education

Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools

Sonoma County Board of Education

SCOE Priorities

California Common Core State Standards Facilitate and successfully implement the Common Core State Standards, pre-kindergarten to grade 12

College and Career Readiness Support academically rigorous and relevant career and college preparation for all students; promote 21st century teaching and learning to ensure that students acquire critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity skills

School Success for English Learners Develop and support strategies to ensure that English learners are successful in school settings; promote best practices through professional development for educators

Continuous Improvement Provide support, resources, and expertise to help districts and schools build local capacity to address disparities in opportunities and improve outcomes for all students.

Financial and Economic Stability Support and facilitate financial decision making based on sound economic and educational principles and effective fiscal and accounting practices

Service to Youth and Community Promote activities, events, and community partnerships that support families and help ensure students’ academic success