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.​​​​ SBCEO Overview

From the Desk of Susan Salcido

  • Susan Salcido headshot

    We’re off and running!

    The 2022-2023 school year is in full swing, thanks to teachers, students, families, school leaders, and support staff standing strong and working together.  

    One of our values at the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) is to celebrate and recognize education employees as they demonstrate creativity, innovation, dedication, and extraordinary accomplishments.

    To that end, in this edition of SBCEO’s community newsletter, it is my honor to share with you six individuals selected as Santa Barbara County’s 2022-2023 Distinguished New and Mentor teachers. Also featured is an exemplary group of Santa Barbara County’s top classified school employees – one of whom was recently named a California Classified Employee of the Year. 

    I look forward to seeing our students and staff in action throughout the school year.

    You can read the 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

    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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