Sonoma County Office of Education

Classified Summer Assistance Program

02/11/2020 - SCOE is pleased to offer a benefit for classified employees who work less than 11 months a year for the 2020-21 year. The program is being offered by the California Department of Education and allows eligible employees to elect to withhold up to 10 percent of their regular monthly pay during the 2020-21 school year. If you participate, you can elect to receive payment of your contribution and the amount matched by the state in one or two payments in the summer of 2021.

To be eligible to participate in this program, you must meet all of the following criteria, which are more stringent than those in years past:

  • Have been employed with the LEA for at least one year at the time the employee elects to participate.
  • Be employed by the employer in their regular assignment for 11 months or less out of a 12-month period. For purposes of determining total months employed, the employing LEA shall exclude any hours worked outside of the regular assignment.
  • Have regular annual pay received directly from the employer that is sixty-two thousand four hundred dollars ($62,400) or less for an entire school year at the time of enrollment. For purposes of determining regular annual pay, exclude any pay received by the classified employee during the previous summer recess period. Pay earned by a classified employee with limited employment during the months of June, July, or August that is not for the summer session shall not be excluded.


If you have any questions about this program or about your eligibility, please contact:
John Laughlin, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, at or Derrick Andrade at the CDE at

Submitting Forms

Forms should be submitted to Asia Teixeira in Human Resources at

The enrollment form can be found here.