A Message from Scott W. Lay


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Welcome to the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools! 

I’m honored to be your Nevada County Superintendent of Schools.  Our office takes pride in providing educational, financial, and student support programs for almost 12,000 students in Nevada County.  We work closely with the county’s nine school districts and eight charter schools, with a total of over 30 schools between them, to support all students and educators. 

I hope you find our website to be a useful tool in discovering what our office has to offer students, parents, community members and educators.  For a list of the various programs and services we offer, go to: NCSOS Programs & Services.  We also partner with a number of community businesses and non-profits on a variety of programs, all with the goal of providing the best programs for our students.

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Food Access Saturday Flyer

A great resource for working families to help offset other family expenses!

Download flyer in English: Food Access Saturday Flyer-English

Download flyer in Spanish: Food Access Saturday Flyer-Spanish


With an increase in vaping and marijuana potency, this video introduces parents to youth trends with tobacco, vaping and marijuana. It includes student interviews, information on what vaping is, how marijuana has changed in potency in recent years and the corresponding health risks to youth. The target audience is parents of middle and high school students and adults who work with youth. It can be aired at school-wide parent events, such as Back-to-School Night and sent home to parents in school e-newsletters as well as posted school websites and Facebook pages.

Produced by: The Nevada County Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program (TUPE).

Paid for by the California Dept. of Education.