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Contra Costa County Board of Education

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.

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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 serves as the governing board for the juvenile court schools operated by 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.

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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.

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MEET THE BOARD MEMBERS

 
Mike Maxwell
Trustee Area 4: Mike Maxwell
President


Blackhawk, Byron, Danville, Diablo, Discovery Bay, San Ramon, and parts of Alamo,
Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, and Concord
Elected 2014
Term expires 11/29/2018
   
Jeff Belle
Fatima Alleyne, Ph.D.
Trustee Area 5: Jeff Belle
Vice President

Bethel Island, Clyde, Knightsen, Oakley, and parts of Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood,
and Pittsburg
Elected 2014
Term expires 11/29/2018
Trustee Area 1: Fatima S. Alleyne, Ph.D.
Clerk


El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Kensington, San Pablo, and parts of Pinole and Richmond
Elected 2016
Term expires 11/27/2020
   
Christine Deane
Vikki Chavez
Trustee Area 2: Christine W. Deane

Crockett, Hercules, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Port Costa, Rodeo, and parts of Alamo, Concord, Martinez, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, and Walnut Creek
Elected 2014
Term expires 11/29/2018
Trustee Area 3: Vikki J. Chavez

Pacheco and parts of Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill,
and Walnut Creek
Elected 2016
Term expires 11/27/2020

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2017 BOARD CALENDAR, AGENDAS AND MINUTES

The following is the 2017 schedule of regular meetings of the Contra Costa County Board of Education. Please note that the Board meets at 5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Board Room of The Ronald L. Stewart Center, Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, California, 94523.

Schedule of 2017 Board Meetings (PDF)

Locations and starting times of regularly scheduled Board meetings are subject to change; the public will be informed of these changes.

These documents are in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, please click the button below:

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Where do I find Board meeting agendas?
How do I listen to past Board meetings?

As of February 1, 2017 all Board meeting agendas and Board meeting audio files will be available in electronic format online. To view the agendas or listen to a past Board meeting please click the link below.

Electronic Board Document Management System (BoardDocs)

Agendas prior to March 18, 2015 and all Board meeting minutes are archived on this Web page: Past Contra Costa County Board of Education Agendas and Minutes.

To view Board meeting minutes click on the "M" in the Minutes column in the table below to see the meeting minutes of your choice.

Board Meeting/
Workshop
Date Time Minutes Agendas/Audio Recordings
Board Meeting December 15 4:00 p.m. M Download MP3
File Size: 45.25MB Length: 2h 25m
Special Closed Session January 11 4:00 p.m. M  
Board Meeting January 18 5:00 p.m. M Download MP3
File Size: 73.27MB Length: 3h 53m
Board Workshop
Regular Board Meeting
February 1 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
   
Board Workshop
Regular Board Meeting
February 15 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
M  
Board Workshop March 1 4:00 p.m.    
Joint Meeting: Board of Education and County Committee on School District Organization March 1 6:00 p.m. M  
Board Workshop
Regular Board Meeting
March 15 4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
M  
Special Board Meeting
Policy Committee
March 17 8:30 a.m.    
Budget /LCAP Workshop
Board Meeting
April 5 4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
M  
Special Board Meeting April 19 5:30 p.m. M  
Special Closed Session
Special Board Meeting
April 26 5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
M
M
 
Special meeting of the Contra Costa County Board of Education, serving in the capacity as the County Committee on School District Organization
Location: Concord Senior Center (Wisteria Room)
2727 Parkside Circle Concord 94519
May 2 6:00 p.m.    
Special meeting of the Contra Costa County Board of Education, serving in the capacity as the County Committee on School District Organization
Location: The Gardens at Heather Farms (Camellia Room)
1540 Marchbanks Drive Walnut Creek 94598
May 3 6:00 p.m.    
Board Meeting
CANCELED
May 3 5:00 p.m.    
Budget Workshop
Board Meeting
May 17 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

M
 
Special Closed Session May 24 4:00 p.m. M  
Special Board Meeting – Policy Committee June 1 11:30 a.m.    
Budget Workshop
Board Meeting
June 7 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
   
Special Closed Session June 8 3:00 p.m.    
Board Meeting June 21 5:00 p.m.    
Special Closed Session
July 12 4:00 p.m.    
Board Meeting
CANCELED
July 12 5:00 p.m.    
Board Meeting August 9 5:00 p.m.    
Board Meeting September 6 5:00 p.m.    
Board Meeting September 27 5:00 p.m.    
Board Meeting October 4 5:00 p.m.    
Board Meeting October 18 5:00 p.m.    
Board Meeting November 8 5:00 p.m.    
Board Meeting December 13 5:00 p.m.    

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For archived agendas and minutes back to 1999, please contact Clerk to the Board of Education Loreen Joseph

 

Board Meeting Archive

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

 

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.

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COUNTY COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL DISTRICT ORGANIZATION

The Contra Costa County Board of Education acts as the County Committee on School District Organization, which reviews proposed changes in school district boundaries. The staff contact person for County Committee matters is Associate Superintendent Bill Clark, 925.942.3418. Meetings and hearings have no fixed location, as the County Committee is required to meet at locations in specific school districts where boundary issues are being addressed and considered.

Click here to view the California Department of Education District Organization – Laws & Regulations Handbook.

 

Petition to Establish Five Trustee Areas and to Adopt an Alternative Method of Electing Governing Board Members in the West Contra Costa Unified School District

Petition (PDF) 156 KB

Request to Initiate Action to Reorganize the School District Boundaries in the Walnut Creek Area

Request (PDF) 128 KB

City of Walnut Creek's Proposal to Transfer Territory from the Mt. Diablo Unified School District to the Walnut Creek School District and the Acalanes Union High School District

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Maps

East Cypress Corridor Specific Plan
East Cypress Corridor
Specific Plan
(click for larger image)
Oakley / Knightsen School District Boundaries
Oakley / Knightsen School District Boundaries
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Petition to Transfer Territory from the
Knightsen Elementary School District
to the Oakley Union Elementary School District

Petition (PDF) 1.75MB
Petition to Transfer Territory from the
Martinez Unified School District to
Lafayette and Acalanes Union High School
Petition (PDF; 733KB, 14pgs)
Final Report (PDF; 5.81MB, 40pgs)
Board of Education Contact:
Clerk to the Board of Education Loreen Joseph 925.942.3380
FAX, Board of Education   925.472.0875

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Page updated on: June 22, 2017

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