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

  • Susan Salcido headshot

    At the Santa Barbara County Education Office, one of our goals for 2023 was to launch a new webinar series called Education Spotlight, created to provide information and resources on youth-focused topics for families and community members in Santa Barbara County.  

    Our first webinar took place on January 19, 2023: a panel presentation on the fentanyl and opioid epidemic and specific data on the impacts within our county.

    I would like to extend a big thank you to our four expert panelists for lending their time and expertise to this important conversation. There were so many excellent take-aways for parents, community members, and youth – great advice and important facts about prevention and response. In case you missed it, you can view the webinar in EnglishSpanish, or Mixteco on the SBCEO YouTube Education Spotlight Playlist. Resources on this issue are available at

    You can read the January edition of my countywide community newsletter HERE.


    Dr. Susan Salcido, County Superintendent of Schools
    (805) 964-4711

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SBCEO At A Glance

  • At A Glance

Non-Profit Programs of the Santa Barbara County Education Office

  • Children & Family Resource Services

    Welcome Every Baby nurses made 900 maternal-infant home visits last year. Health Linkages provided 850 preschoolers with health screenings, 4,200 students had dental screenings and 200 children received braces. Promotores helped 7,000 individuals. 

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    Children's Creative Project

    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.

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    Partners in 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.

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