Welcome
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)
  • Cayucos - Thinking Outside the Box                        
  • San Luis Obispo County Office of Education Behind the Scenes

Dr. Brescia at Fair with Keila Navarro

Dr. Brescia at the Mid State Fair

Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools, at the 2015 Mid State Fair with Shandon JUSD FFA students. Seen here with Keila Navarro.

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.

Dr. Brescia and Christin Newlon

Chapter 13 ACSA Awards Dinner

Kirk Collins, Principal, Hawthorne Elementary and Christin Newlon, Director of Personnel, San Luis Coastal USD at the ACSA Chapter 13 Awards Dinner.  Friday, May, 22, 2015, Madonna Inn.

Becky French Receives Board Recognition

Becky French Receives Board Recognition

Dr. Brescia presents Becky French with a board resolution acknowledging her service of over thirteen years to the County Office of Education.

2015 Richard J. Weyhrich Leadership Award

Richard J. Weyhrich Leadership Award

May 19, 2015 - Richard J. Weyhrich Leadership Award Ceremony held at the SLO County Board of Supervisors Chambers. The Weyhrich awards recognize high school seniors who demonstrate leadership potential and dedication to serving the community. This year 13 students representing schools from across our County received $4,000 each to use towards expenses for their first year of college.

Living School Yard Month Board Resolution

May is Living Schoolyard Month

Dr. James Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools, presents Celeste Royer, Director of Environmental and Outdoor Education a Board Resolution Proclaiming the Month of May as Living Schoolyard Month

2015 JCCASAC Teacher of the Year Nominee

2015 JCCASAC Teacher of the Year Nominee

Congratulations to Chalk Mountain Community High School employee, Greg Murphy, for being nominated for the Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative School Administrators of California (JCCASAC) Teacher of the Year!

Fifteen Years of Service

Fifteen Years of Service

Dr. Brescia presents Diane Donalies with a Board Resolution acknowledging her service of over fifteen years to the County Office of Education.

Los Osos Middle School STEAM Program

Los Osos Middle School STEAM Program

May 8, 2015 District Superintendent's visit the STEAM Program at Los Osos Middle School.

Cayucos Elementary School students take recycling to the next level

Third grade students at Cayucos Elementary School recently got a lesson in recycling, and they took it upon themselves to try to turn their school into a zero-waste facility.
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An Interview with Dr. Brescia

Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools, will appear on Thursday March 12th at 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. on Charter California Edition - Charter Cable Ch. 90.

Dr. Brescia Visits Shandon Elementary

Dr. Brescia Visits Shandon Elementary

Shandon High School Receives New Tractor

Through donations and grants Shandon High School recently received a new tractor.

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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