Sonoma County Office of Education

School Board Support

About

Effective governance and policy development are critical components of school board leadership. The Sonoma County Superintendent and Sonoma County Board of Education host periodic seminars designed to support and develop effective and informed school governing boards. These sessions highlight board leadership strategies that enable staff to administer high-quality educational programs that meet the diverse needs of local communities.

  • Meet with other local board members and share best practices
  • Deepen understanding of board leadership and effective governance
  • Explore topics of interest for ongoing board capacity-building

On the Calendar

Budget Perspectives Workshop - 2019-20 Governor's Budget | Register
Capitol Advisors will provide an in depth review of the Governor's proposed budget.
January 22 | 9:00-11:30am | SCOE

Biennial Trustee Dinner | Register
The Power of One
February 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | Vintner's Inn
Sponsored in part by School & College Legal Services

Board Member Boot Camp | Register
Tools for new board members (open to all board members)
February 23 | 8:30am-1:30pm | Teacher Learning Center at SCOE

SCASA Power Breakfast | Register
New Legislation Impacting Education for 2019
March 8 | 8:00-10:00am | SCOE

Brown Act Training | Register
Highly recommended for new trustees and those who would like a refresher. Includes Brown Act basics, The Political Reform Act, and prohibitions on self-dealing contracts. Dinner will be provided to attendees.
March 20 | 4:00-7:00pm | SCOE

Budget Perspectives Workshop - May Revision
Capitol Advisors will provide an in depth review of the May revisions to the Governor's proposed budget.
May 28 | Time: TBD | SCOE
Registration will be available via the Capitol Advisors website soon.

Budget Perspectives Workshop - Budget Act
Capitol Advisors will provide an in depth review of the final budget approved by the legislature.
June 24 | Time: TBD | SCOE
Registration will be available via the Capitol Advisors website soon.

CSBA Masters in Governance (MIG) Training
The program that equips board members and superintendents with the knowledge and skills to build and support an effective governance structure.
September 19-20 | 8:30am-4:00pm | SCOE
Find more information at csba.org.
Registration will be available on the CSBA website beginning Spring 2019


Contacts

  • Steven Herrington, Superintendent of Schools
    (707) 524-2603,
  • Kimberly Vallee, Administrative Manager
    (707) 524-2603,