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Santa Cruz County Office of Education

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Address:400 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-466-5600
Fax Number:831-466-5607
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description:More than 150 years ago, the citizens of California, through the State Constitution and State Legislature created a three-level system of public education. While regulations, funding, and fundamental policies are established at the State level, the day-to-day delivery of instruction is the responsibility of over 1,000 local districts in California. At the intermediate level of the public education system, the 58 county offices provide a support infrastructure for local schools and districts. They also must fulfill State mandates to audit school district budgets, register teacher credentials, complete employee background checks, certify school attendance records, and develop countywide programs to service special student populations.
Mission:The Santa Cruz County Office of Education is a public agency whose purpose is to provide educational leadership, resources and services to schools to ensure quality educational opportunities for all students.
Programs:Direct instructional programs are offered through special education, alternative education and Regional Occupational Programs.

Broad-Based Apprehension, Suppression, Treatment and Alternatives (BASTA) is a new spin on an old effort to convene the pertinent players involved with a student who is at risk of becoming gang involved or is interested in getting out. BASTA, which also means "enough" in Spanish, speaks both to the feeling of the community as well as the internal struggle of the individual. 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Safe School Symposium-Creating A Bully Free School: to inform stakeholders about the bullying issues affecting county youth and the collaborative solutions required to transform school communities from bullying to belonging.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Public Service
Fees:Call for Information
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:State Government

Michael Watkins
County Superintendent of Schools

Contact Persons

Jim Guss

Related Agencies
Child Agencies:Alternative Education Programs Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Child Care Switchboard
Child Development Resource Center
ChildCare Ventures
Natural Bridges High School/Career Training Center
Regional Occupational Program
Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School
Santa Cruz County Special Education
Student Support Services Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Subject Headings
 Alternative Education
Alternative Schools
Child Care Centers
Child Care Instruction
Child Care Provider Training
Child Care Resource and Referral
Child Development Classes
Developmental Disabilities
Early Childhood Education
Government Agencies
High Schools
Middle Schools
Physical Disabilities
Public Schools
Resource System Development Assistance
Special Education
Students with Disabilities
Technical Assistance Specializations
Vocational Education
This record last modified November 15, 2015

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