skip to main content

Solano County Office of Education

Solano County Office of Education

About SCOE



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.


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

Job Readiness and Skill Development

All students deserve academically rigorous and relevant college and career preparation. SCOE provides teaching and learning opportunities that build critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Equity, Access, and Enrichment

Given high quality instruction, all students can and will learn regardless of ethnicity, language, economic background, gender, or ability.
SCOE provides technical support, resources, and expertise to help schools and districts measure, monitor, and direct student learning opportunities.

Student Safety, Support and Wellness

SCOE provides leadership and support to districts and schools to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) focusing on social-emotional learning, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and academic supports to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn and succeed.

Advocacy and Leadership

SCOE provides service and support to assist districts in meeting legal mandates, operate cost-effectively and raise student achievement.

Fiscal Accountability

SCOE maintains an organization that is fiscally solvent and ensures the fiscal health of school districts under the jurisdiction and leadership of the Solano County Superintendent of Schools.
County Superintendent and County Board of Education

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.
Learn More:
Joint Governance Equity Statement
The Solano County Superintendent of Schools and Board of Education team believe that excellence for all can only be achieved through equity for all, and therefore: 
  • All students must have unobstructed access to needed resources in order to succeed.
  • All voices must be heard, and we proactively address barriers in order for students to develop skills and achieve envisioned goals.