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Press releases issued by the Sonoma County Office of Education and other news items related to Sonoma County schools are included here. Do you have questions about a story on this page or are you a member of the media seeking information for an article? Please contact Communications Specialist Jamie Hansen at or call her at 707-524-2620.

Statement from County Superintendent Regarding School Closures

10/12/2017 - As we face the many challenges of this fire, I am being asked why schools arenít re-opening and when they will reopen. I know that families are eager to have a sense of safety and normalcy restored by having their children return to daily routines, so I wanted to explain the numerous reasons that many schools must remain closed for the time being.


Liberty Elementary Receives National Blue Ribbon School Honor

10/02/2017 - Blue Ribbon, 111x111Congratulations to Liberty Elementary School, which was honored in September as one of 342 schools across the United States to be designated as a National Blue Ribbon School. Liberty was chosen as a National Blue Ribbon School in the Exemplary High Performing schools category. As a 2017 Exemplary High Performing School, Liberty joins just 22 other such Blue Ribbon Schools in California. This is the second National Blue Ribbon School Award that Liberty has received in the past decade. Read More...

Multi-agency conference to tackle "Challenges of Youth"

10/02/2017 - Challenges of Youth LogoThe Sonoma County Office of Education, the Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership, Sonoma County Department of Health Services - Behavioral Health Division, and Youth Connections are hosting a conference to provide inspiration and information to those who work to support the county's youths. The conference, on April 12, will feature keynote speaker Christian Moore. It will include breakout sessions on adverse childhood experiences, social media and bullying trauma, suicide prevention, and violence prevention. Read More...

Sonoma County Maintains Progress in Third Year of CAASPP Testing

09/27/2017 - Final results for the 2017 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), released September 27, showed that Sonoma County student scores remained steady and maintained the gains students made in 2016. This was consistent with student performance statewide. Read More...

SCOE to Host State Superintendent Candidates' Forum

09/27/2017 - The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Candidatesí Forum for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction on Tuesday, Nov. 14. 

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