James J. Brescia, Ed. D., County Superintendent of Schools
James J. Brescia

Message from the Superintendent

I consider it an honor and privilege to serve as your County Superintendent of Schools.  I pledge to provide leadership and service for all schools throughout San Luis Obispo County.  The County Superintendent of Schools serves as a spokesperson and advocate for the San Luis Obispo County students, staff and parents.    The partnerships between the schools, families, and the larger community are the backbone of any success in the changing world of education.

Research indicates that whom we train and employ as our classroom teachers and school principals, has a great deal of influence on student success. We cannot underestimate the value of a highly qualified teacher or school administrator.  It is imperative that we act now to encourage intelligent young people to consider education as a profession.

I sincerely hope that this website meets your needs.

  • Superintendent's Educational TV Broadcast - Charter Cable Ch. 19 (COE TV)
  • First 5 of San Luis Obispo County                          
  • San Luis Obispo County Office of Education Behind the Scenes

New Tech High School (Lucia Mar USD) Dedication Completion Ceremony

New Tech High School

New Tech High School (Lucia Mar USD) Dedication Completion Ceremony November 20, 2015

Dr. Brescia 2015 Georgia Brown Kindercamp

2015 Georgia Brown Elementary Kindercamp

Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools, visits with staff and students for the 2015 First 5 Kindercamp at Georgia Brown Elementary School, Paso Robles.

College Night

College Night is back to San Luis Obispo County

College Night, an annual event that had been held for many years, was discontinued in 2010 after continued cutbacks in funding at local area high schools and Cuesta College. The event had offered students the opportunity to learn about colleges from across the country and to find other resources they needed to help make an informed decision about college. Recognizing that students and their families needed this assistance, The San Luis Obispo Community Foundation began a partnership with Cuesta College in 2012 to bringCollege Nightback to San Luis Obispo County. In 2015, this partnership was passed on to the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education.

Main Office at Night

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education at night

Located at 3350 Education Drive in San Luis Obispo the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education serves as.....

Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School

Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School

Tucked away in the hills above San Luis Obispo is Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School, a natural preserve, a school campus, and an extraordinary learning resource. Here, on 250 protected acres, students literally reach out and touch the natural world and explore their place within it.

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