County Offices of Education explained
The video below explains what County Offices of Education do and how they support school systems, students, and families. There’s also an accompanying flipbook, courtesy of our friends with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.
From the Desk of Susan Salcido
November brings with it a time to remember and appreciate Veterans, participate and learn from parent-teacher conferences in schools, and for many of us, gather in community with friends, loved ones, and family. Even with that extra hour we gained earlier this month, November sure feels busy! In all the ways you spend each day this month, may you find yourself with time to do what is meaningful for you and yours.
You can read the November edition of my countywide community newsletter HERE.
Non-Profit Programs of the Santa Barbara County Education Office
The Children’s Creative Project supports TK-12 arts education in Santa Barbara County schools. In 2019-2020 this included 400 performances and arts workshops for 50,000 children at 90 school sites. Throughout the pandemic, CCP has provided critical arts programming through virtual offerings and is eager to return to in-person experiences this school year. In addition to performances and workshops, CCP hosts large events with touring national and international artists. CCP also hosts the annual I Madonnari Festival to raise additional funds for in-school arts education.
The mission of Partners in Education is to connect businesses and volunteers with Santa Barbara County schools in ways that prepare students for the world ahead. Through our programming, 332,787 total volunteer hours were delivered to more than 100 schools and afterschool programs; 893 high school students have received Paid Job Readiness Training and 770 have been matched with internships; and 14,000 computers have been distributed to individuals and families.