County Board of Education

Winning students of the Every School Day Counts poster competition standing in front of the County Board members

The Contra Costa County Board of Education works with the County Superintendent of Schools to provide leadership, service, and support to the districts and all students of Contra Costa County through teamwork, communication, integrity, creativity, expertise, and advocacy for all learners.

HOW IS THE BOARD ORGANIZED?

The Contra Costa County Board of Education is the elected Board of Education for the County of Contra Costa. The Board of Education consists of five members elected by trustee districts to staggered four-year terms. Each Board member represents a different area of the county and must be a registered voter in that area. In accordance with the California Education Code and certain other rules and laws, the Contra Costa County Board of Education the County Office of Education.

Contra Costa County Board of Education Map

Map is intended for general reference only and should not be used for legal or navigational purposes.

WHAT DOES THE BOARD DO?

The Board establishes educational policies for the programs administered by the County Office of Education. These programs include Special Education, Educational Opportunities, and Career Development. The Board also:

  • Approves selected curriculum for education programs operated by the County Office of Education.

  • Reviews and approves the County Office of Education budget.

  • Hears appeals on interdistrict transfer disputes and expulsion cases.

  • Adopts the standard list of school supplies, educational films, and supplemental materials for use by districts in the County.

  • Provides resources and information to school district governing boards.

  • Advocates on behalf of education on the local, state and national levels.

  • Acts as the County Committee on School District Organization, which reviews changes in school district boundaries.

2016-17 County Board of Education Goals (PDF)

MEET THE BOARD MEMBERS

Alleyne

Fatima S. Alleyne, Ph.D., President
Email Trustee Alleyne
Area 1: El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Kensington, San Pablo, and parts of Pinole and Richmond

Term Expires: 11/27/2020

Deane

Christine W. Deane
Email Trustee Deane
Area 2: Crockett, Hercules, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Port Costa, Rodeo, and parts of Alamo, Concord, Martinez, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, and Walnut Creek

Term Expires: 11/29/2018

Chavez

Vikki J. Chavez
Email Trustee Chavez
Area 3: Pacheco and parts of Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek

Term Expires: 11/27/2020

Maxwell

Mike Maxwell
Email Trustee Maxwell
Area 4: Blackhawk, Byron, Danville, Diablo, Discovery Bay, San Ramon, and parts of Alamo, Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, and Concord

Term Expires: 11/29/2018

Belle

Jeff Belle, Vice President
Email Trustee Belle
Area 5: Bethel Island, Clyde, Knightsen, Oakley, and parts of Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, and Pittsburg

Term Expires: 11/29/2018

 

WAYS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

To speak at a Board meeting, complete a Speaker's Card available on the table at the front of the meeting room and submit the card to the Clerk to the Board prior to the meeting.

To include printed materials in Board packets, submit the materials to the County Office of Education by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday of the week preceding the meeting.

CONTACTS

Title Name (click to email) Phone Fax
Clerk to the Board of Education Loreen Joseph (925) 942-3380 (925) 472-0875
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