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I Madonnari Street Festival

I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival

The community will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 25, 26, and 27 at the Old Mission Santa Barbara. A ceremony at noon on Monday, May 27, on the Mission steps will introduce and thank the major festival sponsors and featured artist Sharyn Chan as her street painting is concluded.

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Michele Frantz teacher of the year 2020

SBCEO names Teacher of the Year

The Santa Barbara County Education Office is pleased to announce Michele Frantz, first grade teacher at Joe Nightingale School in the Orcutt Union School District, as the 2020 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Frantz has 24 years of teaching experience including four years as a teacher on special assignment. She was named the Orcutt Union School District Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019.

Upcoming Events

  1. Human Resources Network Meeting

    May 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival

    May 25 - May 27
  3. 2019 South Coast Math Superbowl

    May 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  4. County Board of Education Meeting

    June 6 @ 2:00 pm
  5. Keeping the District Out of Trouble

    June 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:45 am

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.

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

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

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From the Desk of Dr. Susan Salcido

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

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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