Sonoma County Office of Education

Custom Services


Custom Services

Recognizing that schools and districts often have unique professional development needs, SCOE staff are available to provide customized services in a wide range of topic areas and formats.

SCOE offers customized services to support educational excellence in Sonoma County schools and districts. By using SCOE’s custom service option, your school or district can access deeper level support in areas of key importance and address the specific needs of your staff, students, and program operations. A nominal fee is charged.

Services can be tailored to help your site meet the complex challenge of transitioning to the California Content Standards, a new assessment system, and 21st century learning practices. Recognizing that the best venue for accessing support may be your own school or district, staff can provide site-based services in a variety of topic areas and formats. If preferred, services can also be provided in SCOE’s newly-updated classrooms, including the recently opened Design Lab.

Click here to see examples of the types of services we can provide.

Fee Structure

The chart below outlines the fee for service. Included are one provider, the provider’s preparation time, and most materials. The fee for other service formats are quoted on a case-by-case basis. There is a minimum of 2 hours for weekday service and 4 hours for weekend service. If payment is an issue for a client school district, alternative methods of offering services can be discussed.

Full Day (5-8 hours) Weekday $600
Partial Day (2-4 hours) Weekday $400
Partial Day (2 hours) Weekday $250
Full Day (5-8 hours) Weekend $700
Partial Day (4 hours) Weekend $500
Parent Education (1-2 hours) Evening $200

How it Works

Define your needs (start with our sample list of custom services), then complete a Request for Services. Upon receipt of your request, staff from the Instructional Division at SCOE will contact you to discuss the specifics of the service. A written agreement between the district and SCOE will be developed, then services will be provided. SCOE requests that districts provide feedback on the service after it is completed.

What people have to say about Custom Services

We could not have asked for a better day. Your match of agenda design and facilitation to what teachers described that they needed was exceptional. I look forward to working together more as we create a follow-up plan that will continue to build teacher capacity and support a better implementation year.

—Rebecca Rosales
Waugh Superintendent

Thanks to SCOE Custom Services, RVUSD just finished a powerful series of professional learning on the topic of Integrated-ELD instruction. The opportunity to tap into the expertise of SCOE staff, plan with the presenters, and tailor the content/format/message for our needs made all the difference. We're already planning where to go next!

—Terry Metzger, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Rincon Valley USD

Thank you so much for a FANTASTIC day! All three of you are EXCELLENT presenters/facilitators and we greatly appreciate the detailed attention you gave to our specific needs. I have worked with many outside presenters and found the three of you to be highly professional, organized and on target. You are all strong at engaging the audience in a meaningful way. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us.

—Melissa Becker, Principal
Meadow School