County Board Accepting Student Member Applications

Contra Costa County Board of Education Accepting Applications for Student Member
Posted on 05/23/2023
PLEASANT HILL, Calif. - Rising juniors and seniors can be a voice for students by applying to serve as a member of the Contra Costa County Board of Education (CCCBOE).

The Board voted unanimously at its May 17 meeting on the process to appoint a student board member, a position that was approved at the February 22 meeting. Applications are available online and will be accepted until June 30 at 5 p.m.

Student members of the Contra Costa County Board of Education will be responsible for advocating on behalf of students and will be considered full members of the board with certain exceptions. They can make motions that may be acted upon by the Board and cast preferential votes on all matters except those subject to closed session. Preferential votes are recorded in the minutes and cast before the official vote of the County Board. Preferential votes do not affect the final numerical outcome of a vote.

Student board members cannot participate in or receive closed session materials because those discussions often include topics such as student discipline or other sensitive matters.

Eligible applicants are any student enrolled in a public high school in Contra Costa County who will be a junior or senior in the 2023-24 school year. Priority will be given to students who currently attend or have previously attended a CCCOE school or program or have an immediate family member who currently attend or have previously attended a CCCOE school or program.

Applicants will be interviewed by an ad hoc committee of the CCCBOE and voted on by the full Board.

More information can be found at


About Contra Costa County Office of Education
One of 58 counties in California, Contra Costa County has the 9th largest public-school student population in the state (approximately 158,401 students). Officially established in 1932, the CCCOE has a long history of providing direct services to some of our county's most vulnerable students, including young people who are incarcerated, homeless, or in foster care, as well as students who have severe physical or emotional challenges.

CCCOE also provides support services to schools and school districts in Contra Costa County; services that can be handled most effectively and economically on a regional basis rather than by each of the county's 285 schools or 18 school districts. These services range from budget approval and fiscal support to technology infrastructure, communication support, and high-level professional development opportunities for educators. CCCOE maintains a website at
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