Santa Barbara County Education Office seeks veterans and internees for a retroactive high school diploma program
September 16, 2021
Between the 1940s and 1970s, thousands of students left high school to serve in the United States Armed Forces. During World War II, over 100,000 individuals were interned in relocation camps across the United States. Some of these veterans and internees could not finish high school or receive their diplomas due to their military service or internment. Veterans and previously interned citizens may be granted retroactive high school diplomas by the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) through the Operation Recognition program.
Santa Barbara County Education Office to recognize distinguished mentors and new educators at A Salute to Teachers
September 15, 2021
Three Distinguished New Educators and three Distinguished Mentors will be honored on November 6, 2021, at the eighth annual A Salute to Teachers gala at the Music Academy of the West. Sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) and in partnership with Cox Communications and many other organizations across Santa Barbara County, this event recognizes teaching excellence and features new and mentor teachers who contribute to their students and schools in extraordinary ways.
Santa Barbara County Education Office recognizes Santa Barbara County Classified School Employees of the Year
September 7, 2021
The Santa Barbara County Education Office recognized six exceptional individuals as the 2020 and 2021 Santa Barbara County Classified School Employees of the Year. Eli Davis, Isidro Duarte, and Francisca "Kika" Perez are the 2021 honorees. Patty Lopez, Antonio Reyes, and Christie Ruelas are the 2020 honorees. The Santa Barbara County Board of Education celebrated this dedicated group of employees at its September 2, 2021, Board meeting.
August 26, 2021
The Santa Barbara County Education Office invites youth, educators, parents and guardians, and professionals supporting youth to attend the second annual Youth Empowerment Summit on Wednesday, October 27, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara Grants $100,000 to Children and Family Resource Services; Funds will provide training for 24 Promotores
June 11, 2021
Children and Family Resource Services (CFRS), a non-profit organization under the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO), is grateful for the generous grant of $100,000 from the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara. These funds will provide training and support for 24 Promotores to become certified as Family Health Navigators.
Santa Barbara County Education Office, Downtown Rotary Club of Santa Barbara present teacher recognition to Staci Hendricks for the spring quarter
June 10, 2021
The Santa Barbara County Education Office and the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara are pleased to announce Staci Hendricks as the Rotary Club's recipient of the Teacher Recognition Award for the 2021 spring quarter. On May 21, the Rotary Club provided Hendricks with a plaque and $1,000. Hendricks is a resource teacher for fifth and sixth-grade students at Peabody Charter School, where she has taught for five years.
June 2, 2021
Josie Coburn has been selected as the 2022 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year by the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO). Coburn is a music and band teacher in the Orcutt Union School District, where she has taught for over eight years.
May 26, 2021
The Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) is pleased to announce our ten 2021 Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union Crystal Apple Educator Award recipients who will be honored at the virtual Education Celebration on May 27, 2021.
May 17, 2021
The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival will celebrate its 35th anniversary on May 29, 30, and 31, 2021, through an online festival experience thanks to the support of generous sponsors. Festival artists will use chalk pastels to transform their pavement canvases into elaborate and vibrant compositions in their driveways. Online festival visitors can view the daily evolution of the street paintings on the festival website at iMadonnariFestival.com, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow the hashtags: #IMadonnari, #ChildrensCreative Project, #ChalkFestivalSB, #KeepOnChalking.
Santa Barbara County Education Office Names Frank Koroshec as the 2021 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year
Today the Santa Barbara County Board of Education named Frank Koroshec, an English teacher at San Marcos High School in the Santa Barbara Unified School District, as the 2021 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year.
Yesterday, 160 students had the opportunity to compete in the 19th Annual Battle of the Books – online! Team #23, Where the Books Meet the Moon, earned the top honors and received t-shirts for their victory while Team #11, The Page Turners, earned the runner up spot, walking away with autographed books.
The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival will celebrate its 34th anniversary on May 23, 24, and 25, 2020, through an online festival experience thanks to support of its generous sponsors.
Santa Barbara County Education Office names Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year for 2021
The Santa Barbara County Education Office is pleased to name Elizabeth Caruso as the 2021 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year. Caruso is a music teacher at Monroe Elementary School in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival 2020 is going online this year. While we can’t be together in person at the Old Mission this year, we can share the spirit of this wonderful festival virtually.