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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 Specialist Jamie Hansen at or call her at 707-524-2620.

SCOE distributes form that allows congressmen to assist families facing immigration issues

04/24/2017 - The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is collaborating with the offices of congressmen Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Mike Thompson (D- St. Helena) to distribute a form that is critical to helping the representatives assist families with immigration issues. If a student, family member, or community member is having an immigration problem and wishes to seek help from their congressional representative, filling out an advocacy authorization form is the required first step.
Download the bilingual forms:
AA Form: Rep. Thompson
AA Form: Rep Huffman

Finalists for classified employee awards

04/20/2017 - CSEY Winners 2017 The Sonoma County finalists for the statewide Classified School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program were announced yesterday at a reception held at the Sonoma County Office of Education. These school employees were nominated by their districts for the important roles they play in creating and maintaining positive school environments for the students of Sonoma County. They received extensive praise from supervisors and colleagues.


Congratulations to Ms. Dana jones, Sonoma County Teacher of the Month!

04/17/2017 - Dana JonesSometimes, a student is lucky enough to have a teacher who transforms his or her life. This was the case for one former student who nominated Ms Dana Jones, a social science teacher at Windsor Oaks Academy, for Sonoma County Teacher of the Month. For the month of March, Ms. Jones won the award, which honors one of Sonoma County's most outstanding teachers from October through May. It is sponsored by the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), Mix 104.9, Community First Credit Union (CFCU), and Platinum Chevrolet.


Sonoma County sees increase in graduation rate

04/11/2017 - Alt Ed Grad The rate of students graduating from high school in Sonoma County has steadily risen by nearly ten points in the last six years, County Superintendent Steve Herrington announced. Sonoma County’s graduation rate in 2015-16 was 84.4 percent compared with 74.7 percent in 2009-10, according to California Department of Education data released today. It's also up 1.5 points from the prior year alone: In 2014-15, the graduation rate was 82.9. The rate is also above the state average of 83.2 — a record high for the state. Read More...

Spelling Bee Results Are In

04/11/2017 - In an unusual turn of events, the winning word for both Sonoma County's elementary and junior high spelling bees was "apostrophe." Learn more about the competitions. Read More...

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