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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Improving access to inclusive, equitable, high quality education.
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
Office of the Superintendent provides support to the County Office, school districts and other educational agencies. Our staff provides 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.
Staff serves as a resource in the development of administrative regulations and Board policy and supports the
Board Policy Development Subcommittee. Organizational regulations and Board policies are developed to ensure consistency with current educational law and SCCOE practices. View the
SCCOE Administrative Regulation and Board Policies.
Charter Schools Department coordinates the programmatic and fiscal oversight for charter schools approved by the County 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.
Early Care & Education Initiatives Department is providing guidance and resources to support schools and school districts with Universal Pre-K (UPK) Expansion.
Staff facilitates the process for school board elections and school district measures for the SCCOE and local school districts.
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. Visit our
Expulsion Appeals page for the necessary documents to begin the expulsion appeal process.
Government Relations department is committed to improving equity and access to high quality, inclusive education for all students with a priority focus on student groups that have been historically underserved and impacted by the effects of structural racism and systemic poverty.
Under the direction of the County Superintendent of Schools, the
Grants, Partnerships, & Operations Department offers oversight of Santa Clara County Office of Education’s grants, external partnerships, and operations providing support with new competitive and inter-agency grant applications as well as collaborative relationship building among key community partners.
Integrated Data, Research & Evaluation department oversees the SCCOE Data Governance Program, aids districts in data visualization, and is committed to innovative ways to utilize data for improved student outcomes.
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. Visit our
Interdistrict Attendance Appeals page for the necessary documents to begin the appeal process.
Public Affairs provides support through communication with educators, students, parents, community and business leaders and media through information about the SCCOE and its programs, initiatives, and achievements.
Research, Evaluation & Planning team conducts studies and evaluations that provide insight into the effectiveness of educational programs, policies, and practices.
The County Committee on School District Organization is staffed by the Superintendent's Office. The
County Committee on School District Organization is primarily responsible for the reorganization of school districts through territory transfers and unifications and with school board governance issues.
Parents, school staff, and the public can obtain school district residency information by visiting the
District Locator page which links directly to the
Assessor's Office and U.S. Census Bureau sites.
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 partners who are committed to expanding access to high quality early learning opportunities for all children age 0 to 8 in Santa Clara County.