County Offices of Education explained

  • The video below explains what County Offices of Education do and how they support school systems, students, and families. There’s also an accompanying flipbook, courtesy of our friends with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.​​​​

From the Desk of Susan Salcido

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    I’ll never forget my very first day on the job as a teacher. I was fresh out of college, standing before a class of bright-eyed, mostly taller-than-me, high school students assigned to English classes with that new teacher down the hallway, Ms. Chang. I was beyond excited, visibly nervous, and probably learned as much as my students did that first year. I was also 100% hooked!

    Fast forward 27 years to today, and I’m still hooked. I’m so grateful that I chose a career in education, where no two days are ever the same, where there’s room to grow and learn as a professional, where we are part of a community of people helping to shape a child’s future.

    I invite you or someone you know to embark on a new career path in education.  

    In addition to teachers and instructional support staff, schools across Santa Barbara County are seeking professionals in information technology, accounting, human resources, maintenance, and other fields including counseling and psychology. 

    See below for ways to learn more, and please help us spread the word: education is hiring!

    You can read the February edition of my countywide community newsletter HERE.


    Dr. Susan Salcido, County Superintendent of Schools
    (805) 964-4711

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SBCEO At A Glance

  • At A Glance

Non-Profit Programs of the Santa Barbara County Education Office

  • Children & Family Resource Services

    Children & Family Resource Services

    Welcome Every Baby nurses made 900 maternal-infant home visits last year. Health Linkages provided 850 preschoolers with health screenings, 4,200 students had dental screenings and 200 children received braces. Promotores helped 7,000 individuals. 

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    Children's Creative Project

    The Children’s Creative Project supports TK-12 arts education in Santa Barbara County schools. In 2019-2020 this included 400 performances and arts workshops for 50,000 children at 90 school sites. Throughout the pandemic, CCP has provided critical arts programming through virtual offerings and is eager to return to in-person experiences this school year. In addition to performances and workshops, CCP hosts large events with touring national and international artists. CCP also hosts the annual I Madonnari Festival to raise additional funds for in-school arts education.

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    Partners in Education

    The mission of Partners in Education is to connect businesses and volunteers with Santa Barbara County schools in ways that prepare students for the world ahead. Through our programming, 332,787 total volunteer hours were delivered to more than 100 schools and afterschool programs; 893 high school students have received Paid Job Readiness Training and 770 have been matched with internships; and 14,000 computers have been distributed to individuals and families.

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