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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 Director Jamie Hansen at or call her at 707-524-2620.

SCOE Receives Grant to Create Hazard Mitigation Plan for Schools

07/01/2019 - The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) has received a nearly $250,000 federal grant that will fund the creation of a hazard mitigation plan for all 40 Sonoma County school districts as well as SCOE. SCOE will use the $249,706 grant, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to help school districts identify risks to students, staff, and school sites from earthquakes, fires, floods, and severe storms. The plan will also identify steps school districts can take to mitigate these risks. The process is expected to take three years.

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Learn about the Arts and Trauma Residency Program

07/01/2019 - SCOE was honored to be able to use grant funding it received after the Fall 2017 wildfires to support Creative Sonoma's Arts and Trauma Residency Program. Learn more about this program, which has benefitted children across Sonoma County, in this Arts & Trauma Final Report.

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County Superintendent Testifies at Congressional Disaster Hearing

06/05/2019 - Steven D. Herrington, superintendent of the Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, Calif.) Office of Education and a member of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, testified Wednesday, June 5, before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education. Learn more and read his testimony.

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TALLK Program Hosts First Cultural Night

05/30/2019 - Teresa Meza dancing at TALLK eventThe TALLK Project, in collaboration with North Bay Children’s Center Bellevue State Preschool, hosted a cultural night for the students and families on Thursday, May 2.

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Congratulations to the Graduates of SCOE's Transition Program

05/29/2019 - Transition program graduatesSCOE hosted a graduation ceremony for Transition students on Friday, May 17. Thirty-four students were in attendance during the ceremony, each earning their certificate of completion from our transition program. Congratulations to all of the graduates and the SCOE staff who supported them along the way!

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