FAIRFIELD — From teaching children in juvenile hall to providing special education programs, the Solano County Office of Education is gearing up for another school year.
The Office of Education is separate from Fairfield-Suisun, Travis, Vacaville and other local school districts. It does such things as run the Golden Hills Education Center for at-risk youths, provides fiscal oversight for school district budgets and provides professional development for local educators.
The Board of Education that oversees the Office of Education got a primer Wednesday on agency activities and goals for coming months. It held its annual study session.
One agency task is to continue providing support and resources to foster and homeless children. The Office of Education website says in 2011-12, the agency served 528 homeless children and 342 foster children.