The Office of the Superintendent provides support to the County Office, school districts and other educational agencies. Our staff provides communications services, digital services (including video production, print services and graphic design), data and statistics, evaluation, research analysis, internal audit services, and planning and support services to the SCCOE, school districts and other agencies in the realm of education.
The SCCOE recognizes an obligation to its students, faculty and staff, and to the community and organizations it serves or with whom it does business, to maintain the highest ethical standards. The intent of the
audit hotline is to provide the SCCOE with an easy way to report ideas for improving processes or reporting concerns about possible fraud, waste, and abuse that may represent misconduct. Reports submitted through the audit hotline will be handled as promptly and discreetly as possible.
Charter Schools Office coordinates the programmatic and fiscal oversight for charter schools approved by the SCCOE Board of Education. The department also serves as a resource for Santa Clara County's charter schools, school districts, state and local agencies, parents and communities.
Data and statistics collected from California schools and learning support resources to identify trends and educational needs and to measure performance are available at the California Department of Education's
DataQuest. Staff members are available to help navigate this system. Also available is data specific to Santa Clara County in our "State of Education" publication.
Staff members are available to provide the following services for internal and external customers:
The County Board of Education is the local appellate body for most types of student expulsion appeals. Staff provides support to the Board and acts as a liaison between the school districts and parents on matters related to student expulsions. Call (408) 453-6868 for the necessary documents to begin the expulsion appeal process or
visit our office.
The County Board of Education is the local appellate body for most types of interdistrict transfer denials. Staff provides support to the Board and acts as a liaison between the school districts and parents on matters related to interdistrict attendance appeals. Call (408) 453-6868 for the necessary documents to begin the interdistrict attendance appeal process or
visit our office.
Media & Communications keeps educators, students, parents, community and business leaders and the media informed about the SCCOE and its programs, initiatives and achievements. Media & Communications disseminates news and information to these audiences through print publications, news releases, Internet and social media communications, multimedia presentations and other methods. Media & Communications also coordinates the annual
Teacher Recognition Celebration.
Staff members provide the required oversight and monitoring of the following programs:
Staff serves as a resource in policy and procedure development and supports the
Policy Development Subcommittee. Organizational policies and procedures are developed to ensure consistency with current educational law. View the
SCCOE Policies and Procedures.
Staff facilitates the process for school board elections.
The County Committee on School District Organization is staffed by the Superintendent's Office. The primary responsibility of the
County Committee on School District Organization is the reorganization of school districts, through territory transfers and unification.
Parents, school staff, and the public can obtain school district residency information, including the names and phone numbers of persons to contact regarding the school enrollment process. Use the
District Locator or go directly to the
Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) coordinates with school districts and the SCCOE to provide a continuum of programs and services for students with special needs.
Strong Start is a coalition of community leaders, early education providers, nonprofit organizations, elected officials, members of the business community and other key stakeholders who are committed to expanding access to high quality early learning opportunities for all children age 0 to 8 in Santa Clara County.
Jon R. Gundry, (408) 453-6868
Mary Ann Dewan, Ph.D. Deputy Superintendent (408) 453-6878