The Solano County Board adopted Resolutions for the California Day of the Teacher (No. B17-18-37) which supports the designation of May 9, 2018, as California Day of the Teacher
With a continued focus on excellence in education, the Solano County Office of Education honored 14 school district and county office of education employees as “Educators of the Year”. The event recognized teachers, paraeducators, child nutrition, support services and security and school staff who give their all every day to support student achievement, educational innovation and community involvement in Solano County schools. It is an honor and a privilege to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our Solano County educators and support staff.
$1.5m in grant funding has been awarded to Solano COE to provide educator training, school based social-emotional support services, support for homeless students, support for students in job-readiness skills development, and youth development activities and training including tobacco use prevention, civic engagement, and citizenship
100% of our students attending Golden Hills Alternative School have a technology supported education
$75kin grant funding is available to support Solano County educators and Artists to participate in the Solano COE Integrated Learning Specialist Program (ILSP)
71% of our Solano County schools have been trained in Positive Behavoir Intervention Supports (PBIS)
Year to Year Accomplishments
The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) has accomplished so much during this past year. Below are just a few things we would like to share with our community!
Job Readiness Skills
Implemented 100% one-to-one Chromebook devices for students at the Golden Hills Education Center, increasing access to technology for meaningful real-world learning experiences
Partnered with Napa-Solano Central Labor Council, North Bay Apprenticeship Coordinators Association, Napa-Solano Building Trades, and the Robbie Poblete Foundation to expose over 100 high school students from our local school districts to post-secondary training opportunities that are outside the traditional college degree path. Student visited five apprenticeship training programs including Sheet Metal Workers, Carpenters Regional Training Center, Ironworkers, and Plumbers and Steamfitters.
Implemented the Work Ready Certificate Program in partnership with our school districts and the Chambers of Commerce in Fairfield-Suisun, Vacaville, and Dixon
Partnered with Travis Air Force Base to launch the first ever Phoenix Spark Challenge: Design-Solve-Innovate competition
Safe Schools and Youth Development
Received grants totaling over $1.5 million to provide educator training, school based social-emotional support services, support for homeless students, support for students in job-readiness skills development, and youth development activities and training including tobacco use prevention, civic engagement, and citizenship
Expanded safe school support services focused on Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) training and coaching to include 63 schools, which is close to 70% of the schools in Solano County
Partnered with County Health and Social Services and Child Welfare departments, organized and facilitated key events for education professionals and the community to create awareness and readiness in addressing the needs of our Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in Solano County
Every Young Person Can and Will Learn, Equity, and Student Achievement
Celebrated our graduates of the Community School and Juvenile Detention Facility programs as well as students with disabilities from our Special Education Program who completed our Adult Independent Transition to life and work programs
Increased social-emotional support services to students in our schools as well as workforce development training services for students with disabilities throughout the county
Assisted our local school districts with professional development and differentiated support focused on improving student achievement
Collaborated with our school districts to support development of the Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP), and promoted an understanding of the new accountability system
Partnered with First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission to increase the number of preschool providers participating in the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) process for improving the quality of early education services. We now serve 56 providers including family child care homes, Head Start Infant/Toddler programs, California State Preschool, and Migrant Child Education programs.
Monitored fiscal accountability and worked to ensure fiscal solvency of each of our school districts. This continues to be a challenge given the many expanding demands on school district budgets.
Convened the inaugural “State of Solano County Education Forum” where elected officials, business and community leaders, and educators gathered to hear about the state of education in Solano County from superintendents of our local school districts, Solano Community College, and Solano County Office of Education
Strengthened existing collaborations and established new community partnerships for the benefit of the children and families in our community
None of this is possible without each member of SCOE’s amazing staff daily exemplifying our guiding principles of Leadership, Collaboration, and Support.
I feel truly privileged to have the opportunity to work with a team of highly talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to their work on behalf of the students and families of Solano County.
Students from our Solano County Office of Education school programs, Fairfield Suisun, Vacaville, Travis, and Dixon Unified school districts had an amazing day filled with food, rides, games, and entertaining livestock at the Dixon May Fair, the oldest Fair in California!
The Solano County Board of Education and Solano Superintendent of Schools, Lisette Estrella-Henderson recognized Nicola Parr, Director of Student and Program Support.
Solano County Superintendent of Schools, Lisette Estrella-Henderson and the Solano County Board Trustees recognized three students who attend school in our SCOE programs
Solano County Superintendent of Schools, Lisette Estrella-Henderson and the Solano County Board of Trustees recognized the top spellers of the Solano County Spelling Bee competition. The competition was held on March 6, 2018.
You have the opportunity to review and give input on the Golden Hills Education Center Safety Plan. Just attend our meeting on February 26th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at 2460 Clay Bank Road, Fairfield, Room 7B.