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The Robotics Experience

“We’re helping kids learn how to problem solve, learn the hard skills of engineering, and the soft skills of how to work in a team and overcome odds.”

-Ty Fredriks, teacher and robotics team advisor at Orcutt Academy High School

Watch the interview

April is Public Schools Month

Superintendent Dr. Susan Salcido:
“When we consider all that our students are accomplishing, and all that the supporters in our community do to unlock students’ potential, the theme for this year’s Public Schools Month seems especially appropriate: ‘Together we make a profound difference for public education.’”

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Upcoming Events

  1. Adaptive Schools Seminar

    April 24 - April 25
  2. Innovation Day

    April 26
  3. Personnel Commission Meeting

    April 26 @ 12:30 pm
  4. County Board of Education Meeting

    May 3 @ 2:00 pm
  5. School Business Officials’ Meeting

    May 10 @ 12:30 pm

The mission of the Santa Barbara County Education Office is to provide service and leadership to 20 school districts, one community college, and more than 1,100 special needs students throughout Santa Barbara County.

Santa Ynez State Preschool

Students:

We provide service and leadership to 20 school districts serving over 68,000 students throughout Santa Barbara County.

La Honda State Preschool

Teachers:

We provide professional learning
and support to teachers and
administrators countywide.

Photo of an adding machine

Finance:

We provide business and information technology services to 20 school districts and two community colleges.

South County Office – Santa Barbara

4400 Cathedral Oaks Road, P.O. Box 6307
Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6307
(805) 964-4711

North County Liaison Office – Santa Maria

402 Farnel Road, Suite M
Santa Maria, CA 93458-4960
(805) 349-0443

North County Office Google Map Link

News Releases

Current educational news within Santa Barbara County.

From the Desk of Dr. Susan Salcido

Columns written by Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools Susan Salcido.

Current SBCEO Newsletter

The SBCEO newsletter is published in the fall.

Innovations in Education

Highlights of the many outstanding programs and educators serving our students throughout Santa Barbara County.

SBCEO YouTube Channel

Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools Susan Salcido interviews educators and local community leaders.

Spelling Bee 2018 jr high photo

The Santa Barbara County Education Office is delighted to host students at special events throughout the school year, where they demonstrate the joy of learning through competition, collaboration, and camaraderie. Please visit our Educational Technology Services page to learn more about the upcoming dates, how to register, etc. by visiting https://ets.sbceo.org/events/

Check out the links below to see some of Santa Barbara County’s finest students and educators in action. Like us on Facebook and find more information about our events. For more photos of our special events, visit our Flickr page.

Partners in Education fulfills needs in K-12 schools and youth programs through the coordination of volunteer and business resources. The organization was formed by local business and education leaders in 1977, and is administered by the Santa Barbara County Education Office

Thanks to the power of partnerships, more than 200,000 volunteer hours have been served at K-12 campuses and youth-serving nonprofits across Santa Barbara County, more than 11,000 computers have been delivered to families in need, and 500 plus high school students have received paid job readiness training and internship experience in the workplace.

For more information, visit: Partners in Education