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Information Systems

The Information Systems Department at the Stanislaus County Office of Education provides information systems and database support for the County Office and twenty-five local school districts. From training and support to online development and project management, we strive to provide high quality customer service and proven technical skills.

  • Information Systems provides QSS/QCC support services to SCOE and  twenty-five local school districts that use the Harris/Oasis Finance, Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Invoice Billing Management (IBM), Position Control, Absence Tracking, PO/Requisition Routing and Payroll system. 

  • We support the QSS Employee Self-Service (ESS) portal where SCOE and local school district employees can access their individual payroll information, leave (absences) information and more.

  • We support Laserfiche, a document and business management workflow system, which is implemented in many SCOE departments and local school districts. 

  • We support the SCOE Website, which has a new and improved design that is ADA compliant and accessible to all.

  • Additional areas of support include QCC and Laserfiche training, custom web development, analysis, testing, and technical guidance to serve SCOE and local school districts.
  • For additional information about any of the services and support we provide, please email helpdesk [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org.

Contact Us

1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Mission Statement

Mission Statement 

​In support of SCOE's goals, our mission is to provide top-tier Information Systems support and innovative solutions with a high priority on customer satisfaction. We follow TLR's six Ps of customer service to be Positive, Pleasant, Patient, Prompt, Proactive and Professional at all times.

Key Contacts

Emilia Simoes

Emilia Simoes

Director II
Peter Chastain

Peter Chastain

Applications Technician I
Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

Computer Operator
head shot of Jenifer Miller

Jenifer Miller

Information Systems Analyst
Dale Severin

Dale Severin

Programmer Analyst
Gregg Smith

Gregg Smith

Web Developer
Frankie Suarez

Frankie Suarez

Applications Support Specialist
Yen Tran

Yen Tran

Information Systems Administrator / Web Developer
Cinnamon Varnell

Cinnamon Varnell

Programmer Analyst

Ron Barber

Sr. Programmer Analyst

Frequently Asked Questions

I cannot login to Laserfiche. What do I do?

If you are a SCOE employee, make sure the "Use Windows Authentication" option is selected when logging in. For this or other Laserfiche related questions and technical assistance, please submit a ticket at

How do I learn more about Laserfiche?

1. Attend a class at SCOE. Check our SCOE Events page or Technology Training Calendar to search for a list of class offerings. To schedule a class that is not currently scheduled, contact the Information Systems Department at

2. Visit our Laserfiche webpage for additional information and related links.

How do I report a technical issue?

Please submit a ticket describing your technical issue at, and one of our dedicated technicians will assist you. If the issue needs immediate attention, please call the Technology Services Helpdesk at (209) 238-4357.

Why can't I see my new QCC module popping up when I click on it?

Most likely your window is popping up off the screen. To correct this, hover your cursor over the module icon in your windows taskbar, and right=click on the preview for options. Select 'Maximize' and then drag to center. If you need additional assistance, please submit a request at


Why doesn't my username and password work in ESS?

If your district has signed up to use ESS (or you are an employee of SCOE), first check to see that you have registered for ESS (please follow this guide). Also, when you are logging in make sure you have selected the correct district from the drop-down box  in the upper right-hand side of the screen. If you need additional assistance, contact us at

How do I see what training sessions are available to attend?

Check out the SCOE Events page or the Technology Training Calendar for available classes. For any training classes not scheduled, we encourage requests at

Help! I forgot my QCC password. What should I do?

Requests for QCC password resets go through your District Security Contact (generally your CBO or their designee) for security reasons. They will liaise with our department, and send you a new password. SCOE personnel should contact the Information Systems department directly at ext. 1430 or by submitting a ticket request at:

What is the difference between QSS and QCC?

QSS stands for Quintessential School Systems, which is the server software that holds all the data, and it's also the name of the company that sells the Finance, HR, AP/AR and Payroll system. QCC stands for QSS Control Center, which is the Windows client application that users see on their computers and use to login to access the application.

How do I learn more about QCC?

There are a variety of ways to learn about QCC:

  1. Attend a class at SCOE. Check out our SCOE "Events" page to search for any QCC training classes. To schedule a QCC training that is not currently scheduled, please submit your request at
  2. Use the Help menu within the QCC software to access manuals and video tutorials.
  3. Visit our Quick Tips and Videos page for additional tips and tutorials.