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School of Thought with Laura Branch

Laura Branch, a science teacher at Righetti High School in the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District, and the 2019 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation’s 2019 Teacher of the Year, visited with Superintendent Susan Salcido on the latest episode of Schools of Thought.

Watch it here:

Author-Go-Round Jan. 27-31, 2020

The 50th annual Santa Barbara County Author-Go-Round will occur Jan. 27-31 at 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.
Upper elementary and junior high school students from schools throughout Santa Barbara County will have the chance to meet and talk with authors and illustrators of books for youth. Additional event information.

Upcoming Events

  1. Personnel Commission Meeting

    January 23 @ 12:30 pm
  2. Author-Go-Round

    January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  3. Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) with Kimberli Breen

    January 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  4. English Learner Toolkit of Strategies

    January 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Language Education Network

    January 30 @ 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, one community college, and more than 1,100 special needs students throughout Santa Barbara County.

Santa Ynez State Preschool kids


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

La Honda State Preschool kids


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

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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 Dr. Susan Salcido.

SBCEO YouTube Channel

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

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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

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