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Countywide Battle of the Books

Nearly 200 students in fourth through sixth grades from more than 30 schools throughout the county will test their knowledge April 26 at the 16th annual Battle of the Books in the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) auditorium.

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Cirone announces retirement

Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools
Bill Cirone, the longest serving county superintendent in the state of California, announced Thursday that he will be retiring on July 1 after serving 34 years in the position.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Countywide Battle of the Books

    April 26 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Engaging English Learners in the Common Core ELA/Literacy (ELD Standards), Grades 6-12

    April 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Personnel Commission Meeting

    April 27 @ 12:30 pm
  4. Engaging English Learners in the Common Core ELA/Literacy (ELD Standards), Grades 6-12

    April 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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

Students:

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

Teachers:

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

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

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News Releases

Current educational news within Santa Barbara County.

From the Desk of Bill Cirone

Columns written by Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools Bill Cirone.

Current SBCEO Newsletter

The SBCEO newsletter is published in the fall.

SBCEO Media

A collection of radio commentaries, TV shows, news releases, and the Superintendent’s columns.

Innovations in Education

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

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 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.