Sonoma County Office of Education

News & Announcements

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

Dr. Herrington's message to parents/guardians and community about Gov. Newsom's vaccine mandate

10/15/2021 -

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Dr. Steve Herrington, Sonoma County superintendent of schools, announces retirement

10/13/2021 - Dr. Steve Herrington, Sonoma County superintendent of schools, announces retirement

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SCOE Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Announcement of Vaccine Mandate for Students

10/01/2021 - County superintendent has issued the following statement in response to Gov. Newsom’s announcement of future vaccine mandates for kids:

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Close to Home: A Call for Civility

09/28/2021 - The following article by County Superintendent Steve Herrington was published as a commentary in the Press Democrat on Sept. 26, 2021.

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Hazard Mitigation Plan - Invitation to Comment

09/03/2021 - The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is in the process of creating a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (Plan). The Plan identifies a range of natural hazards with the potential to significantly impact SCOE facilities as well as all of the facilities within each of the SCOE districts. The Plan provides a list of mitigation action items that will be used in the future to reduce impacts from the identified hazards.

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