Board of Education Meeting on 8/16/23

Contra Costa County Board of Education Mtg 8/16/23
Posted on 08/14/2023
PLEASANT HILL, CALIF. — The agenda for the next Contra Costa County Board of Education meeting includes a resolution in support of Hispanic Heritage Month and a resolution on climate change learning opportunities, consideration of granting high school diplomas to students who met graduation requirements, and an update on charter schools throughout the county. Reports will also be given about the California Collaborative for Learning Acceleration (CCLA) and new legislation requiring high school students to take ethnic studies courses.

WHAT: Contra Costa County Board of Education Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 5 p.m.

WHERE: In Person: Contra Costa County Office of Education Ronald L. Stewart Building, 77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (Board Room)

Virtual: Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 950 3909 2636
Passcode: 586383
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WHO: Contra Costa County Board of Education President Consuelo Lara, Members of the Board, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey, and Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) staff members.


Hispanic Heritage Month, Resolution #1-23/24: The Contra Costa County Board of Education proclaims September 15 - October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. The Board encourages educational communities to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting Hispanic and Latino individuals and groups who have contributed to the history and culture of California and the United States.

Climate Change, Resolution #2-23/24: The Contra Costa County Board of Education is calling on local and national leaders to increase opportunities for local educational agencies to promote student learning on the effects of global climate change, as well on calling on federal government entities to support the efforts of state and LEAs to expand curriculum and opportunities for student learning on climate and environmental literacy.

Consideration of High School Diplomas: The Student Services Department will ask the Board to grant high school diplomas to students who have met graduation requirements for CCCOE’s Adult School, Mt. McKinley schools, and Golden Gate schools.

California Collaborative for Learning Acceleration (CCLA): A presentation by CCLA Grant Coordinators (focused on literacy and mathematics) will outline three areas: Accelerated Learning, Scope of Work, and the 2023-2024 Timeline.

Ethnic Studies: AB-101 requires the completion of a one-semester course in ethnic studies to meet the graduation requirements commencing with students graduating in the 2029–30 school year, including for pupils enrolled in charter schools. A presentation summarizing the new Ethnic Studies requirements, implementation, and tentative learning opportunities will be given by the agency’s Curriculum & Instruction Director and CCCLA Grant Coordinator.

Charter Schools: An update will be presented on CCCBOE-authorized charter schools, including information on Annual Oversight Visits, charter term extensions and upcoming LCAP presentations.

Policy Standing Committee: Proposed changes and updates to Board Policies as recommended by the Policy Standing Committee will be presented to the Board for first and second readings and reviews.

Student Board Members: President Lara will ask the Board to approve recommendations by the ad hoc committee of School Board members candidates to the Contra Costa County Board of Education. The candidates were selected based on applications and interviews.

The full Board Agenda can be viewed at this link:


About Contra Costa County Office of Education
One of 58 counties in California, Contra Costa County has the 11th largest public-school student population in the state (approximately 169,225 students). Officially established in 1932, 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 260 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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