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 or call her at 707-524-2620.

Spotlight on Sonoma County Schools

09/01/2019 - SCOE released its annual Spotlight on Sonoma County Schools publication this August. Distributed in local newspapers as well as online, it is meant to celebrate successes in Sonoma County schools as well as help the community understand local K-12 education. Access the Spotlight here to learn about how local schools are preparing students to succeed in college, career, and life.

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New Look for the SCOE Website

08/09/2019 - New SCOE WebsiteThis August, we have launched a new look for the SCOE website. The site now features an updated design intended to be more user-friendly for all users, including those with disabilities. It is also meant to be easier to use on mobile devices. Click through to learn more.

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Back-to-School Resources for Families

08/07/2019 - back to schoolMost public schools in Sonoma County will kick off the 2019-20 school year the week of August 12. To help students and parents prepare, SCOE has compiled the following list of helpful resources.

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New Look Coming to SCOE Website in August

07/24/2019 - An image of the new website 2019SCOE will be unveiling a new look for the SCOE website this August, with an expected launch date of Saturday, Aug. 10. The site will feature an updated design intended to be more user-friendly for all visitors, including those with disabilities.

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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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