Sonoma County Office of Education

The Sonoma County Teacher of the Year contest honors the best of Sonoma County's educators, who are chosen through a rigorous selection process. The top winner becomes a candidate for the prestigious California Teacher of the Year award.

By providing finance and accounting, information technology, and printing services, SCOE supports the effective day-to-day functioning of local districts.

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SCOE convenes various administrator meeting groups with a goal of sharing information and creating cross-county collaborations.

The Child Care Planning Council (CCPC) of Sonoma County advocates, advises, and plans for child care services. It identifies local priorities for child care and develops policies to meet identified needs.

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SCOE serves as a professional resource for districts regarding employment issues and provides assistance in meeting human resources needs.

SCOE provides guidance and support to help districts develop written plans to guide the use of state funding. Acting on behalf of the state, SCOE also reviews and approves the LCAPs submitted by local districts.

SCOE works in collaboration with the Sonoma County Board of Education to host seminars for school trustees that support and develop effective, informed leadership.

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