Ventura County Office of Education

About the Ventura County Office of Education

The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) is committed to expanding access to quality education for all. We provide fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities. VCOE offers an extensive calendar of professional development and educational courses and seminars at our state-of-the-art conference center in Camarillo. We also operate schools that serve educationally disadvantaged students, provide career education programs and coordinate countywide academic competitions.

VCOE is governed by an elected County Superintendent of Schools and a five member County Board of Education. The County Superintendent develops personnel and program policy and is the employer for all county schools employees. VCOE's various departments and schools are organized into three branches. The County Board makes policy decisions related to county operated programs in appropriate areas of budgeting, curriculum and planning. 

150 Years of Service

Founded in 1873, the Ventura County Office of Education is as old as Ventura County itself. Watch this mini-documentary that explores how VCOE has been serving local students for more than 150 years.  

What is a County Office of Education?

Each of California's 58 counties has a County Office of Education (COE). COEs do not directly govern local school districts, but provide valuable support and services that are essential to school district operations. Learn more below.

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