• Board of Education Seal
    Alameda County
    Board of Education
    Roles & Responsibilities

    The County Board of Education provides leadership and citizen oversight for educational programs and services operated by the county office of education (COE), including services provided to school districts and the community. The primary objective of the County Board is to work with the County Superintendent of Schools to establish the direction and priorities for the COE and to provide leadership to support the success of public education.

  • To fulfill its objective, the County Board shall:

    1. Collaborate with the County Superintendent to ensure implementation of the shared vision, goals, and policies of the COE
    2. Adopt and update policies for its own governance and for programs under the statutory authority of the County Board
    3. Ensure accountability for student learning in schools and programs under the statutory authority of the County Board
    4. Adopt the annual budget and review interim reports of the County Superintendent
    5. Fix the salary of the County Superintendent in accordance with law and Board Bylaw 9500
    6. Acquire, lease, lease-purchase, hold and convey real property for the purpose of housing the offices and the services of the COE
    7. Along with the County Superintendent, ensure the provision of a safe and appropriate educational environment for all COE students
    8. Conduct appeals on the following actions by district governing boards: student expulsions; interdistrict transfer requests; denials, nonrenewals, or revocations of charter school petitions; and other matters when required by law
    9. Maintain a cooperative and supportive working relationship with local school districts, their school boards, and the community
    10. Conduct public hearings when appropriate
    11. Fulfill responsibilities relating to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), including adopting the COE local control and accountability plan (LCAP) and any revisions and updates to it
    12. Consider petitions and provide oversight for charter schools approved by the County Board and fulfill other statutory responsibilities in connection with charter schools
    13. Provide community leadership on educational issues and advocate on behalf of students and public education at the local, state, and federal levels


    The County Board is authorized to establish, carry on, and finance any program or activity that is not in conflict with, inconsistent with, or preempted by law and does not conflict with the purposes for which the County Board is established. (Education Code 35160-35160.1)

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