schools_hero_03Sonoma County's public schools rate quite high in statewide and national comparisons, says new county superintendent of Schools Steve Herrington, so there are high standards in place, even as local education braces for further funding cuts.

HerringtonSteve HerringtonThe cumulative effects of repeated cuts in state funding cuts are becoming impossible to ignore, says Sonoma County's new schools chief, even as further cutbacks are on the way.

The role of public schools in providing vocational training has also been curtailed over the past few decades, Herrington explains, so that students seeking expereince in a particular area may have to travel to a school far from their homes to get the coursework they need or desire.

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