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Organizational Chart

SCOE 2020-21 Organizational Chart
 

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About SCOE

SCOE Overview

The Vision of the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE)-Preparing students to learn, grow, thrive, and achieve lifelong success.

The Mission-Promoting equity and excellence by working with our school districts and community partners to create opportunities that address the needs of every student.

 

One Purpose, One Vision, One Voice
 

SCOE is a partner to Solano County’s 6 school districts, providing services and oversight that help them serve approximately 64,000 students. While SCOE does not have or create policies directing district behavior, since each district sets its own policies, we do offer key services and programs including:

  • Service and support to help districts meet legal mandates, operate cost-effectively, and raise student achievement.
  • Fiscal oversight to districts.
  • Schools and services for special education and alternative education students who are not enrolled at district sites.
  • College and Career Readiness and Workforce Development Services helps districts prepare their students for college and career.
  • Professional development for teachers and administrators.

 

Strategic Framework

The Strategic Framework for Solano County Office of Education provides employees and members of the public with a broad overview of SCOE’s vision, mission, guiding principles, priorities and direction.

 

County Superintendent and County Board of Education

The County Superintendent and the County Board of Education have separate duties and responsibilities. Open communication, mutual collaboration, and support facilitate their respective functions. 

The elected Solano County Superintendent of Schools is a State Constitutional Officer who serves as an intermediary between local school districts and the State of California. The county superintendent provides leadership, support, and state-designated fiscal and program oversight of all school districts in Solano County. Additionally, the county superintendent is responsible for visiting and examining each school at reasonable intervals to observe their operations; approving or disapproving each school district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and budget; and conducting a yearly audit of school districts’ assignments/misassignments of certificated staff. The county superintendent also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) providing oversight for all internal operations including business, human resources, transportation services, and the programs operated by SCOE including, but not limited to, Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS), student wellness, specialized services such as special education under contract with the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), workforce development, career technical education and career and college readiness, and educational services such as professional learning and early learning programs and supports.

According to the Education Code, the county superintendent develops and submits the county office of education budget to the county board of education in the form prescribed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. On or before July 1, the county board is directed to adopt and approve an annual budget. After the budget is adopted, it is submitted to the state superintendent for approval. Thereafter, administration of the budget is the responsibility of the county superintendent. The county superintendent of schools also serves as the ex-officio secretary to the county board of education.

The Solano County Board of Education is comprised of seven elected representatives from trustee areas. Among its duties, the county board serves as an appellate body for expulsion, interdistrict attendance, and charter school appeals. In addition, the county board serves as the County Committee on School District Organization. Subject to the myriad of laws setting forth proper procedures, county boards of education have the authority to lease, lease-purchase, hold, and convey real property for the purpose of housing the offices and services of the county superintendent of schools. In addition to setting the county superintendent’s salary, the duties of the county board include, but are not limited to, approving the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the Single Plan for Student Achievement for the JCCS program, adoption of textbooks and instructional materials for the JCCS program, compliance of sufficiency of instructional materials for the JCCS program, budget revisions over $25,000, and acceptance of donations of gifts.

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SCOE Priorities

Facilitate and successfully implement the Common Core State Standards, pre-kindergarten to grade 12

Job Readiness Skills

Support academically rigorous and relevant career and college preparation for all students; promote 21st century teaching and learning to ensure that students acquire critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity skills

Equity

Every young person can and will learn regardless of ethnicity, language, economic background, gender, or abilities

Provide technical support, resources, and expertise to help schools and districts measure, monitor, and direct student learning opportunities

Safe Schools

Providing leadership and support to schools to implement multi-tiered systems of support, positive behavior interventions, and emotional support to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to learn in safe and secure settings.

Fiscal Accountability

Maintaining an organization that is fiscally solvent and ensuring the fiscal health of school districts under the superintendent’s jurisdiction