Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE)

We represent 1,600 workers at Santa Clara County Office of Education – OSS, OTBS and Paraprofessional Units, and 350 workers at Santa Clara County Office of Education – Substitutes Unit.

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SCCOE Newsletter January 2018

In this issue:

  • Professional Development Opportunity Days for Paraprofessionals
  • Our campaign to fight the “Right to Work” (for less)
  • A message from your Worksite Organizer
  • Upcoming chapter meetings


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Chapter News Archive


SCCOE and SEIU are working together to increase the Paraeducators that are currently working 5.5 hours to 6 hours.  As part of the Memorandum of Understanding, SEIU will be bringing data that supports the need for 6 hours. In order to do this, we need all the Paraeducators to go on-line and fill out a short survey. 

Please fill out the survey at this link:


Chapter News Archive

Chapter Meetings & Events

HeadStart/HR Issues meeting
First Friday of every month, 8:30-10:00am at SCCOE Ridder Park.
* If you have any agenda items, please email them to

Aides Union meeting
Second Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7:00pm at HeadStart Rouleau room.
* If you have any agenda items, please email them to

South County General Membership and Sub Meeting
Last Friday of every month, 5:00 to 6:30 at Mountain Mike’s in Morgan Hill.
* This is an open meeting for everyone. If you have any agenda items, please email


Chapter Council

Rochelle Velazquez (President)
Phone: (408) 573-3070

Fernando Valadez (Vice President, OSS)
Phone: (408) 600-7277

Sandy Fakoski (Vice President, OTBS)
Phone: (408) 573-3070

Irene Soto (Director, Head Start)
Phone: (408) 573-4080

Rachel Okazaki (Director, Special Education)
(408) 453-6774 x2035

Rosa Hernandez (Director South County)

Jenny Butterfield (Secretary)
(408) 335-5266


Bargaining Team









If you are in need of representation you can call upon any steward on the list regardless of unit designation.


Chapter Contract(s)


SCCOE Chapter Bylaws (PDF)


Chapter News Archive

SCCOE Newsletter – April 5, 2017 (PDF)

SCCOE Newsletter – February 2017 (PDF)

SCCOE Newsletter – January 2017 (PDF)

SCCOE Newsletter: February 2, 2016 (PDF)

SCCOE New TAs 2016 (PDF)

SCCOE Contract 2012-2015 (PDF)
SCCOE Subs Contract – Extended 2006-2009 (PDF)

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