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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 jhansen@scoe.org or call her at 707-524-2620.

Update on SCOE Fire Relief Efforts

09/18/2018 -

Since the North Bay Firestorm swept through our county in October 2017, the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) has taken on numerous efforts assist schools, teachers, and students in fire recovery. This is an update on some of those efforts.

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SCOE Student Enterprise: Making and Learning

09/17/2018 - Enterprise Students wear SCOE apronsThe Sonoma County Office of Education's Transition Program is designed to “teach work” to special education students, age 18-22, and to support their growth into adulthood. Thanks to a grant from the Sonoma County Board of Education, Transition students are getting an exciting new opportunity to be makers and entrepreneurs. The grant enabled the Transition Program to purchase equipment that allows the students to design and make useful items for sale, from graphics to go on t-shirts, to key chains, and much more. Read More...

Learn about what SCOE does in this Ask SCOE video installment

09/14/2018 - Ask SCOE Ever wonder what, exactly, the Sonoma County Office of Education does to serve students? Curious about the role of the Sonoma County Board of Education? Learn more in the first installment of our Ask SCOE video series. And let us know your questions about education in Sonoma County by posting in the comments of the YouTube video. Read More...

SCOE Educator Housing Update

09/13/2018 - House drawing on top of grassy hillThank you to all employees who completed the Employee Housing Survey to help us determine need for additional school employee housing in Sonoma County. Read on for an overview of the survey results and an update on SCOE's efforts to partner with a developer to build affordable housing on SCOE-owned land. Read More...

September is Attendance Awareness Month

09/01/2018 - Student and TeacherSeptember is Attendance Awareness Month, part of a national effort to reduce chronic absenteeism rates, beginning as early as kindergarten. Chronic absenteeism hits low-income students particularly hard and can exacerbate the achievement gap. Absenteeism can be significantly reduced when schools, parents, and communities work together to monitor and promote good attendance and to address the hurdles that keep children from getting to school.

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