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Windsor names Jorgensen to top post

Cloverdale School District Superintendent Steve Jorgensen has been named to the top post at Windsor School District. Jorgensen, who will begin with Windsor on July 1, takes over for interim superintendent Barbara Young who took over Sonoma County’s fourth largest school district in December following the resignation of former superintendent [...]

By | May 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Six local science wizards heading for state competition

Six students will represent Sonoma County at the state science fair next month after winning top marks at the Synopsys-Sonoma County Science Fair last Saturday. The top scientist are: •    Alexandra Garber, Grade 8, The Presentation School •    Marion Hall-Zazueta, Grade 8, Orchard View School •    Nicole Hanson, Grade 8, [...]

By | March 6th, 2014|0 Comments

County office will pay Young’s salary in Windsor stint

Barbara Young, the former superintendent of Sonoma Valley Unified School District who spent the bulk of her career in various administrative positions in the Mill Valley School District in Marin County, will be paid an amount not to exceed $40,000 for six months of service to the Windsor School District, [...]

By | December 6th, 2013|0 Comments

New school bus rules call for punctuality

With the start of the new school year, parents and students are being reminded that a new school bus policy is in place that prevents buses from waiting for tardy students. In the past, buses would sit for several minutes with their amber lights flashing to wait for late-arriving students, [...]

By | August 14th, 2013|0 Comments

Bellevue’s Dawson named Sonoma County teacher of the year

Bellevue Elementary School teacher Pattie Dawson has been named the Sonoma County Teacher of the Year by the Sonoma County Office of Education. Dawson, a 15-year veteran who has spent her entire career Bellevue’s Primrose Avenue campus, was selected from a pool of nominees from throughout Sonoma County’s 40 school [...]

By | May 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Tech High dominates county science fair

A record number of schools participated in the annual Sonoma County Science Fair Feb. 23, with six entries earning top marks. Of the more than 120 middle and high school students who participated, a total of 44 students earned blue ribbons in the contest, thereby securing a spot at the [...]

By | March 4th, 2013|0 Comments

Redwood Credit Union offering free financial academy

The Redwood Credit Union, in partnership with the Sonoma County Office of Education, is again hosting a free financial literacy academy for teens. Following the curriculum developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education, the 16-hour course focuses on budgeting, financial planning, saving and investing, credit and debt management and [...]

By | February 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Info fair for families of special needs students

The Sonoma County Office of Education will host the annual “Transition Fair” for students with special needs and their families. The event is designed to help students and their families learn about services that assist those with special needs as they transition from school to adulthood. Information will be provided [...]

By | February 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

A snapshot of Sonoma County schools

In the annual report to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, the folks from the Sonoma County Office of Education recently gave an overview of demographics and stats from area schools. A quick look: 40 school districts 176 school sites 70,688 students 92 percent of county’s school age population attend [...]

By | October 18th, 2012|2 Comments

Forum on Props. 30 and 38 scheduled

A panel discussion of propositions 30 and 38 hosted by the Sonoma County Office of Education and United Way of the Wine Country is scheduled for Oct. 4. The two propositions, one backed by Gov. Jerry Brown and the other by lawyer Molly Munger, would increase taxes to support public [...]

By | September 28th, 2012|1 Comment