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Press releases issued by the Sonoma County Office of Education and other news items related to Sonoma County schools are included here. Do you have questions about a story on this page or are you a member of the media seeking information for an article? Please contact Communications Director Jamie Hansen at or call her at 707-524-2620.

Statement from County Superintendent Steve Herrington on the George Floyd Killing

06/01/2020 - Following is a message from County Superintendent Steve Herrington on the George Floyd killing and other recent tragedies:

Our nation and our community have recently been shaken by the senseless deaths of two black men: George Floyd in Minneapolis and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. While these tragedies took place in other states, people everywhere feel the injustice as if it had happened in their own community. At the same time, we see that people of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 because of systemic inequalities.

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Update on School Reopening Planning

05/27/2020 - Following is an update on Sonoma County public schools' planning efforts for the fall, written by County Superintendent Steve Herrington for local newspapers.

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Reapertura de Escuelas Cerca de Casa

05/27/2020 - A medida que se acerca el verano, la vuelta a la escuela el otoño es normalmente lo último que pasa por las mentes de estudiantes, padres y madres. Y aun así, en este año sin precedentes, las familias están deseando saber cómo será la escuela en otoño. Quieren saber si los campus reabrirán para que los padres y madres puedan volver al trabajo, cuáles serán las condiciones del aprendizaje, y quizá lo que sea más importante, si será seguro.

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Congratulations to Chelsea Borell, Teacher of the Month

05/26/2020 - Chelsea Borell, a third-grade teacher at Sequoia Elementary in Rincon Valley Union School District, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for May 2020.

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Honoring Classified School Employees

05/18/2020 - In honor of Classified School Employee Week, Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), is recognizing outstanding classified school employees from around the county.

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