FAIRFIELD – Solano County Office of Education has joined a nationwide initiative to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month in September, to raise awareness about the value of regular school attendance, with a focus on reducing chronic absenteeism in the new school year.
As the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) closes a demanding but productive school year, I want to recognize SCOE’s employees for the dedication, talent, energy, and care they bring to work each day. Our amazing educators are making a visible difference in the lives of our students and their families every day!
Reflecting on the past year, I am amazed by all that SCOE has accomplished! Click here to see highlights of just a few of our endeavors:
$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
Early Learning system is a collaboration of stakeholders working with children ages 0-5 years and connects parents and educational community providers with resources, including specialized training and coaching support, with the goal of increasing the quality of early learning throughout Solano County.
71% of our Solano County schools have been trained in Positive Behavoir Intervention Supports (PBIS)
This year’s countywide Stuff the Bus campaign, held June 28 – July 28, 2018, proved to be another huge success. Backpacks continued to arrive through mid-September. Due to this outpouring of our local community, we were able to collect 761 backpacks for our homeless and foster youth, an increase from the 312 backpacks collected in 2017. “We appreciate the commitment from our Solano County community partners. Together we are working to create opportunities for our deserving youth,” says Solano County Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson.
The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) is pleased to announce that Lisette Estrella-Henderson, Solano County Superintendent of Schools, has been selected as one of U.S. Congressman John Garamendi’s 2018 Women of the Year. The annual awards publicly honor outstanding women of the third Congressional District encompassing eight counties – Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba. Women are recognized for improving the quality of life in the Third District through their work and volunteerism.
SCOE Adult Transition students, Zachary Herman and Sean Kielberg, had the opportunity to work with movie maker Joey Travolta of Inclusion Films at a camp in Stockton. The team had an interview on XTXL FOX40 News and shared their experiences. Mr. Travolta started Inclusion Films in 2007 which teaches individuals with development disabilities in five dedicated production studios throughout California. Mr. Travolta’s film crew travels the country doing short film camps for children and teens with autism.
The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) is partnering with UC Davis Computing-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (C-STEM) to bring Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camps to Solano County for free.
These camps are focused on introducing and motivating middle school girls to learn computing and STEM concepts through a fun and robotics-based curriculum.
Youth Development Department Educators of the Year2018-19! Click on the photo to learn more.