• Administrative Services


    The Administrative Services Division of the Santa Barbara County Education Office is comprised of three departments – Internal Services (IS)Information Technology Services (ITS), and School Business Advisory Services (SBAS) which serve our office as well as school districts.

    The state requires that county offices of education provide specific services to districts. Our SBAS staff approves district budgets, provides technical support, monitors the districts for solvency, and processes and audits payroll and vendor payments for districts. Other support services include management and advisory services, legislative tracking, financial system support, payroll and retirement tax reporting, and cooperative purchasing.

    Our information technology services department provides computer support to our employees and to school districts, and hosts the financial management information system for school districts and our office.

    Our north county liaison/office manager provides support to our programs at the north county facility and represents the county superintendent as required at various functions in the Santa Maria Valley.



  • Steven Torres
    Associate Superintendent
    (805) 964-4710, ext. 5700

    Faith Hopwood
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    (805) 964-4710, ext. 5243

    Nicole Evenson
    Administrator, Internal Services
    (805) 964-4710, ext. 5227

    Sharon Van Gundy
    Administrator, Information Technology Services
    (805) 964-4710, ext. 5298