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Bill Cirone Says Farewell:

“My passion for public education has not diminished in any way, and I hope that torch will go forward in the hearts of all of you. For that, I thank you all.”

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Jennifer Cline

Jennifer Cline named county’s Teacher of the Year

The Santa Barbara County Education Office is pleased to announce that Jennifer Cline, a fifth grade teacher at Oak Valley Elementary School in the Buellton Union School District, has been named the 2018 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Cline is in her seventh year of teaching at Oak Valley.

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Upcoming Events

  1. County Board of Education Meeting

    July 6 @ 2:00 pm
  2. PBL 101 with Buck Institute for Education

    August 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  3. County Board of Education Meeting

    August 3 @ 2:00 pm
  4. County Board of Education Meeting

    September 7 @ 2:00 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.

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.

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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 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.