About BCOE

Butte County Office of Education

In 1849, California was rural, with thousands of small, unrelated schools.  The state's first constitution empowered the legislature to create a system of public schools.  Someone was needed to coordinate the system at the local level.  At first, County Superintendents were primarily clerks.  The county assessor (appointed by the legislature) doubled as the County Superintendent of Schools.

In 1852, the County Superintendent of Schools became an elected position in county government.  The new constitution of 1879 established the County Superintendent as an elected constitutional office.  The position gradually changed from a clerical role to a leadership and service role.  As the responsibilities increased, the first County Boards of Education were created in 1881.

The Butte County Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools serves as an intermediary between the state and local school districts within each county.  Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Butte County Office of Education helps with the implementation of:

Regional Services
(court/community schools, special education services, staff development, consortia, technology services)

Intermediate Services
(fiscal oversight, data collection, communications, appeals and intervention)

Fiscal Services
(school budgeting and accounting, payroll and warrants)

Today's Butte County Office of Education:
  • Annual Budget 
  • Number of Employees
  • Current County ADA
  • County Operated Schools
  • County School Students
  • Statewide Programs
30,158     .05% of statewide ADA


The goal of the Butte County Office of Education is to serve all students, in Butte County and throughout the state.  Butte County Office of Education: "Where Children Come First".


Tim Taylor - Superintendent
1859 Bird Street, Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: (530) 532-5650

Mia Osborne-Ng - Senior Executive Assistant
Phone: (530) 532-5650
Fax: (530) 532-5762