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Contra Costa County Office of Education
77 Santa Barbara Rd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

(925) 942-3388

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Divisions and Services

What does the Contra Costa County Office of Education do?

The County Office provides education related services that can be handled most effectively and economically on a regional basis rather than by each of the county's 261 schools or 18 school districts. These services are provided at the request of districts or to meet state mandates.

Superintendent's Office

The County Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata, administers all County Office of Education programs and facilitates cooperation among schools, colleges, universities, government and community organizations. She is responsible for monitoring and approving all school district budgets. In addition, she serves as an advocate for education with the legislature and the public.

Business Services

The Business and Administrative Services Department coordinates the services provided by District Business Services, Fiscal Services, Accounting Services and General Services. Under the direction of the Associate Superintendent, the department assists in the development and implementation of policies and provides administrative support to the County Committee on School District Organization.

Business and Administrative Services coordinates the following services:


The Communications Office informs the public about and builds support for public schools.
The office:

  • Provides printed and electronic information and presentations about public education
  • Responds to the media and the public about issues in education
  • Develops funding and other resources for school programs
  • Showcases outstanding public school educators

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Educational Services

The Educational Services Division includes the following areas of support services:

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Human Resources

Human Resources serves the employees of the County Office of Education and county school districts in multiple ways, including:

  • Employee recruitment and selection
  • Credential services
  • Classification, salary and benefits administration
  • Contract interpretations
  • Safety and wellness
  • Training and employee relations
  • Teacher and substitute job fairs to recruit staff for school districts and County Office programs
  • Training for school district substitutes
  • Ensuring that all Contra Costa teachers are credentialed and assigned to teach appropriate subjects

Technology Systems

Technology Systems provides educational technology support to staff, teachers, schools and districts in curriculum/technology integration, professional development, network infrastructure, planning and communication through:

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Page updated on: December 20, 2017

Rev: 0.4-010514-BETA4