Tom Delapp

Office of Education in Turmoil as Board Considers Sending Superintendent Packing

Xavier De La Torre could be on his way out as superintendent of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. (Photo courtesy of El Paso Times)

Dr. Xavier De La Torre provides guidance and oversees the work of 31 school districts, 17,000 teachers and 280,000 students under the umbrella of the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE). In his role as county superintendent of education, he also leads an office of about 1,800 employees. But in just a little more than a year and a half on the job, De La Torre is facing the very real prospect of being fired or asked to resign.

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