The mission of the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is to foster student success through service to students, schools, and the community.
SCOE is a strategic partner to the county’s 40 districts and their 175 schools, providing service and support to help them meet legal mandates, operate cost-effectively, and raise student achievement. SCOE provides fiscal oversight to districts and operates schools for special education and alternative education students not enrolled at district sites. SCOE’s career technical education programs, known as ROP, are offered as elective classes at every comprehensive high school as part of the county’s commitment to graduate college- and career-ready students.
Steven D. Herrington, Ph.D., is Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools and serves as SCOE’s chief administrative officer. The elected members of the Sonoma County Board of Education work in conjunction with the Superintendent to provide community stewardship of countywide education initiatives.
- College and Career Readiness | Support academically rigorous and relevant career and college preparation for all students
- English Learners | Develop and support strategies to ensure that English learners are successful in school settings; promote best practices through professional development for educators
- Standards | Facilitate and successfully implement the Common Core State Standards, pre-kindergarten to grade 12
- Assessment and Accountability | Provide technical support, resources, and expertise to help schools and districts measure, monitor, and direct student learning opportunities
- Financial and Economic Stability | Facilitate sound financial decision making based on sound economic and educational principles and effective fiscal and accounting practices
- Service to Youth and Community | Promote activities, events, and community partnerships that support families and help ensure students’ academic success