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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.

County Superintendent Sworn in for Third Term

01/09/2019 - Steve Herrington Takes the Oath of Office with Judge Andy WickCounty Superintendent Steven D. Herrington took the oath of office for his third term on Monday, Jan. 7. Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Andy Wick administered the Oath of Office to Dr. Herrington in the SCOE boardroom.

Dr. Herrington's goals for his new term include continuing to address the teacher shortage by partnering with housing agencies to build affordable teacher housing; partnering with childcare agencies to build additional early childhood education offerings; and providing more comprehensive support to school districts through a continuous improvement model.


Transition Fair on March 5 to Serve Students With Special Needs

01/07/2019 - The 11th annual Transition Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 5 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue.

This free event is designed to help students and their families learn about services for individuals with special needs as they transition from school-based programs to adulthood. Sonoma County special education students in middle school, high school, and post-secondary programs and their families are invited to attend. Spanish interpreters will be available.


'Tis the Season for Kindergarten Registration

12/10/2018 - Getting Ready for KindergartenDo you have a four-, five-, or six-year-old? It might be time to register him or her for school! The registration window for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten is right around the corner (end of January/beginning of February for most schools, but some start even earlier). Read on to learn more about how to find your school, register your child, and prepare them for school.


County Superintendent Opposes Changes to "Public Charge"

12/10/2018 - SNAP Food Stamps LogoSonoma County Superintendent Steve Herrington filed a letter on Monday, Dec. 10 opposing DHS rule changes that would have a “chilling effect” on the families of immigrant students.


Congratulations to Oliver Fraenkle, Teacher of the Month

12/03/2018 - Oliver Freankle with his plaqueOliver Fraenkle, a band teacher at Lawrence Jones Middle School in Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for November 2018.

The monthly award honors one of Sonoma County's most outstanding teachers from October through May. It is sponsored by the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), K-HITS 1049, and Community First Credit Union (CFCU), with additional support from Platinum Chevrolet.


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