At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Arrive to SBCEO for Distribution to TK-12 Public Schools Across the County
Jan. 11, 2022
Every TK-12 Public School Student in the County to Receive a Kit
Partners in Education seeks volunteers for career exploration days in the Santa Barbara Unified School District
November 10. 2021
Partners in Education (Partners) is seeking volunteers to discuss their careers and, if applicable, provide a hands-on career demonstration for junior high school students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District on career exploration days. These career exploration days kicked off November 8 at Goleta Valley Junior High and continue on November 15 at La Cumbre Junior High, November 19 at La Colina Junior High, and November 29 at Santa Barbara Junior High.
November 1, 2021
The Santa Barbara County Education Office and the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara are pleased to announce Allison Heiduk as the Rotary Club's recipient of the Teacher Recognition Award for the 2021 fall quarter. On October 29, the Rotary Club provided Heiduk with a plaque and $1,000. Heiduk is a third-grade teacher at Monte Vista Elementary School in the Hope School District, where she attended as a child. Ms. Heiduk was the 2015 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year.
October 20, 2021
The eighth annual A Salute to Teachers gala on Saturday, November 6th at 5 p.m. will be livestreamed for the first time, allowing the community to participate from the safety and comfort of their homes while a small group of honorees and sponsors gather for the ceremony at the Music Academy of the West. Virtual attendees may watch via s.sbceo.org/salutestream or tinyurl.com/salutesb beginning at 5 p.m. on November 6th and participate in the live chat cheering section.
Santa Barbara County Education Office seeks veterans and internees for a retroactive high school diploma program
September 16, 2021
Between the 1940s and 1970s, thousands of students left high school to serve in the United States Armed Forces. During World War II, over 100,000 individuals were interned in relocation camps across the United States. Some of these veterans and internees could not finish high school or receive their diplomas due to their military service or internment. Veterans and previously interned citizens may be granted retroactive high school diplomas by the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) through the Operation Recognition program.
Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara Grants $100,000 to Children and Family Resource Services; Funds will provide training for 24 Promotores
June 11, 2021
Children and Family Resource Services (CFRS), a non-profit organization under the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO), is grateful for the generous grant of $100,000 from the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara. These funds will provide training and support for 24 Promotores to become certified as Family Health Navigators.
Santa Barbara County Education Office, Downtown Rotary Club of Santa Barbara present teacher recognition to Staci Hendricks for the spring quarter
June 10, 2021
The Santa Barbara County Education Office and the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara are pleased to announce Staci Hendricks as the Rotary Club's recipient of the Teacher Recognition Award for the 2021 spring quarter. On May 21, the Rotary Club provided Hendricks with a plaque and $1,000. Hendricks is a resource teacher for fifth and sixth-grade students at Peabody Charter School, where she has taught for five years.
June 2, 2021
Josie Coburn has been selected as the 2022 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year by the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO). Coburn is a music and band teacher in the Orcutt Union School District, where she has taught for over eight years.
May 26, 2021
The Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) is pleased to announce our ten 2021 Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union Crystal Apple Educator Award recipients who will be honored at the virtual Education Celebration on May 27, 2021.
May 17, 2021
The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival will celebrate its 35th anniversary on May 29, 30, and 31, 2021, through an online festival experience thanks to the support of generous sponsors. Festival artists will use chalk pastels to transform their pavement canvases into elaborate and vibrant compositions in their driveways. Online festival visitors can view the daily evolution of the street paintings on the festival website at iMadonnariFestival.com, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow the hashtags: #IMadonnari, #ChildrensCreative Project, #ChalkFestivalSB, #KeepOnChalking.
Santa Barbara County Education Office Names Frank Koroshec as the 2021 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year
Today the Santa Barbara County Board of Education named Frank Koroshec, an English teacher at San Marcos High School in the Santa Barbara Unified School District, as the 2021 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year.
Yesterday, 160 students had the opportunity to compete in the 19th Annual Battle of the Books – online! Team #23, Where the Books Meet the Moon, earned the top honors and received t-shirts for their victory while Team #11, The Page Turners, earned the runner up spot, walking away with autographed books.
The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival will celebrate its 34th anniversary on May 23, 24, and 25, 2020, through an online festival experience thanks to support of its generous sponsors.
Santa Barbara County Education Office names Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year for 2021
The Santa Barbara County Education Office is pleased to name Elizabeth Caruso as the 2021 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year. Caruso is a music teacher at Monroe Elementary School in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival 2020 is going online this year. While we can’t be together in person at the Old Mission this year, we can share the spirit of this wonderful festival virtually.