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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.


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 celebrates "Read Across America" at Lillian Larsen Elementary School

Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools, celebrates National Read Across America Day (Dr. Suess Day) by reading to students on March 2nd, 2015.

Dr. Brescia celebrates "Read Across America" at Lillian Larsen Elementary School

Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools, celebrates National Read Across America Day (Dr. Suess Day) by reading to students on March 2nd, 2015.

Dr. Brescia celebrates "Read Across America" at Lillian Larsen Elementary School

Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools, celebrates National Read Across America Day (Dr. Suess Day) by reading to students on March 2nd, 2015.

Dr. Brescia celebrates "Read Across America" at Cayucos Elementary School

Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools, celebrates National Read Across America Day (Dr. Suess Day) by reading to students on March 2nd, 2015.

Dr. Brescia celebrates "Read Across America" at Cayucos Elementary School

Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools, celebrates National Read Across America Day (Dr. Suess Day) by reading to students on March 2nd, 2015.

Dr. Brescia celebrates "Read Across America" at Cayucos Elementary School

Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools, celebrates National Read Across America Day (Dr. Suess Day) by reading to students on March 2nd, 2015.

Tru Forster is "County Superintendent for the Day"

Tru won the Cayucos Elementary School Jog-a-Thon contest, with most laps and number of pledges. Pictured here, Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of School with his Cabinet Team.

Tru Forster is "County Superintendent for the Day"

Tru and Dr. Brescia tour Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School. Tru holds a sea slug at the Marine Science Lab.

Tru Forster is "County Superintendent for the Day"

Dr. Brescia and Tru visit Santa Margarita Elementary School.

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.

Dr. Brescia Visits Bauer-Speck Elementary

Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools and the Bauer-Speck Elementary School Bobcats rehearsing for the musical "Bugz".

Dr. Brescia Visits Bauer-Speck Elementary

Dr. Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools and the Bauer-Speck Elementary School Bobcats rehearsing for the musical "Bugz".

Governance Team Symposium - January 24, 2015 - Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School

Local Trustees representing their school district attended the symposium for continuing professional development. The keynote speaker was Jack O’Connell, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Governance Team Symposium - January 24, 2015 - Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School

Local Trustees representing their school district attended the symposium for continuing professional development. The keynote speaker was Jack O’Connell, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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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