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The Los Angeles County Board of Education (County Board) is appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to provide leadership and oversight of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). The Transfer of Educational Functions to the Board of Education (Resolution, Board Order No. 7, May 18, 1971) identifies the functions transferred by the Board of Supervisors to the County Board of Education.

(cf. Transfer of Educational Functions to the Board of Education (Resolution, Board Order No. 7, May 18,1971)

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.

1. The County Board shall work with the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools (County Superintendent) to fulfill the Office's mission of promoting excellence in education by providing comprehensive educational services to county school districts and communities by:

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

a. Reviewing the County Superintendent's annual report

(cf. 2121 - Superintendent's Compensation)

(cf. 4000 - Concepts and Roles)

b. Overseeing the development and adoption of policies governing the administration of the Office of the County Superintendent

(cf. 9310 - Board Policies)

c. Establishing academic expectations and adopting the curriculum and instructional materials for LACOE Educational Programs

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

d. Approving the annual budget of the County Superintendent

(cf. 3000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 3312 - Contracts)

e. Providing safe, adequate facilities that support LACOE's instructional program

(cf. 3517 - Facilities Inspection)

(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)

(cf. 7210 - Facilities Financing)

2. Providing support to the County Superintendent and staff as they carry out the County Board's direction by:

a. Establishing and adhering to standards of responsible governance

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

(cf. 9011 - Disclosure of Confidential/Privileged Information)

(cf. 9200 - Limits of Board Member Authority)

(cf. 9270 - Conflict of Interest)

b. Making decisions and providing resources that support County Board priorities and goals

c. Upholding County Board policies

d. Being knowledgeable about LACOE and its programs and efforts in order to serve as effective spokespersons

Fulfill responsibilities related to the local control funding formula (LCFF), including annually adopting the COE local control and accountability plan or update and the LCFF budget overview for parents/guardians

(cf. 9240 - Board Development: Conferences and Conventions)

(cf. 9400 - Board Self-Evaluation)

3. Ensuring accountability to the public for the performance of LACOE schools and programs by:

(cf. 2140- Board Evaluation of Instructional Program Performance)

(cf. 4215 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 4315 - Evaluation/Supervision)

a. Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of policies

b. Monitoring student achievement and program effectiveness in LACOE Educational Programs and requiring program changes as necessary as well as committing to the continuous attention and evaluation of educational programs that include an examination of measurable outcomes in order to determine recommended revisions that improve the quality of instruction and align and conform to all state standards.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - State Academic Achievement Tests)

c. Monitoring and reviewing LACOE finances

(cf. 3460 - Financial Reports and Accountability)

4. Serving as a judicial (hearing) and appeals body in accordance with law, Board policies, and negotiated agreements among local school districts, including e.g., interdistrict attendance appeals, expulsion appeals and charter appeals, renewals and establishment of countywide charters.

(cf. 0420.4 - Charter Schools)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures

(cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures

(cf. 5117 - Interdistrict Attendance Appeals)

(cf. 5144.3 - Student Expulsion Appeals)

5. Providing community leadership and advocacy on behalf of students, LACOE Educational Programs, and public education in order to build support within the local community and at the state and national levels

(cf. 1100 - Communication with the Public)

(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)

(cf. 1160 - Political Processes)

(cf. 9010 - Public Statements)

(cf. 9200 - Limits of Board Member Authority)

Legal Reference:


1040-1047 Duties and responsibilities of county boards

1080-1082 Transfer county board of supervisors

5304 Duties of governing board (re school district elections)

12400-12405 Authority to participate in federal programs

17565-17592 Board duties re property maintenance and control

33319.5 Implementation of authority of local agencies

35000 District name

35010 Control of district; prescription and enforcement of rules

35020-35046 Officers and agents

35100-35351 Governing boards, especially:

35160-35185 Powers and duties

35291 Rules

48919 Student expulsion appeals

Management Resources:


Maximizing School Board Governance

Professional Governance Standards, November 2000

School Board Leadership: The Role and Function of California's School Boards, 1996


The Key Work of School Boards, 2000



CSBA Governance Institute:

National School Boards Association:

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Resolution:

Resolution Providing for Transfer of Educational Functions to Board of Education

Board Order No. 7, May 18, 1971


adopted: March 19, 2019 Downey, California