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Los Angeles COE |  BP  0200  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans

Board Priorities For The Los Angeles County Office Of Education   

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The Los Angeles County Board of Education (County Board) shall be the legal entity charged with the responsibility of establishing the priorities, approving the budget, and evaluating the instructional programs of the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools.

It is the intent of the County Board to discharge the duties and meet the responsibilities delegated to it by the Constitution of the State of California, the California Education Code, and the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education.

The County Board shall adopt long-term priorities focused on continuous improvement in student achievement, fiscal solvency, and accountability LACOE-wide.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0100 - Philosophy)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

Board Priority #1:

LACOE will ensure that all students in Los Angeles County have access to high quality education through its own programs and collaboration with school districts, other agencies, and County Probation.

Board Priority #2:

LACOE will maintain fiscal solvency, target its financial resources toward efficient and effective attainment of organizational goals, and assist Los Angeles County school districts in remaining fiscally solvent.

Board Priority #3:

LACOE will commit continuous attention and evaluation of educational programs that include an annual report measuring outcomes in order to determine recommended revisions that improve the quality of instruction and alignment to all state standards.

Board Priority #4:

LACOE will play a leadership role in identifying and modeling appropriate educational methods and instructional technologies that provide the students in the county with multiple paths to career development in order to succeed in the future.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The County Board shall regularly monitor the progress of LACOE's efforts in achieving its priorities. To that end, the County Superintendent or designee will provide the County Board with the necessary data and analysis to help the County Board evaluate the effectiveness of the LACOE's efforts.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

(cf. 9322 - Agenda/Meeting Materials)

Legal Reference:


17002 State School Building Lease-Purchase Law, including definition of good repair

42238.01-42238.07 Local control funding formula

44258.9 County superintendent review of teacher assignment

51002 Local development of programs based on stated philosophy and goals

51020 Definition of goal

51021 Definition of objective

51041 Evaluation of the educational program

51210 Course of study for grades 1-6

51220 Course of study for grades 7-12

52050-52059 Public Schools Accountability Act, especially:

52052 Academic Performance Index; numerically significant student subgroups

52060-52077 Local control and accountability plan

60119 Sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials; hearing and resolution

64000-64001 Consolidated application process


15497 Local control and accountability plan template


6311 Accountability, adequate yearly progress

6312 Local educational agency plan

Management Resources:


State Priorities for Funding: The Need for Local Control and Accountability Plans, Fact Sheet, August 2013



California Department of Education:


adopted: November 4, 2014 Downey, California