Sonoma County Office of Education

School Board Support

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

Capitol Advisors Governor’s January Budget Workshop | Register
Virtual training on the January Budget Proposal from Governor Newsom.
January 19, 2021 | 9:30-11:00am | Online

New Board Member Orientation | Register
This virtual orientation is highly recommended for new trustees.
January 19, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm | Online

Brown Act, Ethics, and Conflicts of Interest | Register
The virtual training is offered by School & College Legal Services.
January 26, 2021 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Online

Biennial Trustee Recognition | Register
Guest Speaker: Dr. Victor Rios
February 1, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm | Online

Board Member Boot Camp | Register
Guest Presenter: Mike Fine, Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT)
February 20, 2021 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Online


Questions may be directed to:

  • Kimberly Vallee, Administrative Manager
    (707) 524-2603,
  • Steven Herrington, Superintendent of Schools
    (707) 524-2603,
Steve Herrington, Sonoma County Superintendent
"The mission of the Sonoma County Office of Education is to foster student success through service to schools, students, and the community." - Steve Herrington, Sonoma County Superintendent