California County Boards of Education (CCBE) is a statewide organization representing and serving the needs of all county boards of education in California. The organization came into being to meet the unique needs of county board members whose roles and responsibilities differ so widely from those of district boards’ members. County Boards of Education are an essential component of the intermediate education structure. As the voice for county boards of education at the state and federal level, CCBE provides the following services to all county board members in California:
Advocacy – The Legislative Committee reviews and takes positions on proposed legislation that affects county boards and county offices of education. The committee reviews all state and federal legislation that may impact county members and county offices of education. CCBE has developed a Legislative Policy Platform that focuses the organization’s lobbying efforts on behalf of county boards of education at the state and federal level. This is important because some legislative issues can be very specific to county boards and county offices of education. For example, years ago a bill that had originally included equalization for districts and county offices was passed after eliminating county offices. County offices are still waiting for the equalization of their funding and CCBE is lobbying to this effect.
Policy Services – CCBE in collaboration with CSBA provides samples of board policies that have been successfully used by other member boards and which may be adapted to suit the needs of individual boards.
Professional Development Opportunities
- New Board Member Training
- Governance Training
- Providing training on effective and productive County Board Members and Superintendent relationships
- Gathering and distributing information about county model programs.
- Quarterly newsletter – The CORE
- Annual directory – contains contact information on all county board members, CCBE Board of Directors, CSBA Board of Directors, and CCSESA Board of Directors. The directory includes the by-laws and standing rules of our organization plus a calendar of events.
CCBE Fall Conference and General Membership meetings give board members the opportunity to network with other county board members to learn of the best practices used by other county offices. This allows members opportunities to improve their programs to ensure high levels of student achievement. The annual membership dues allow CCBE to continue to provide these services while covering operational costs.
The CCBE Administrative Specialist, Charlyn Tuter, has an office in the CSBA headquarters in West Sacramento and currently works Monday through Friday. She can be contacted by calling either 916-669-3281 or 800-266-3382 ext. 3281 or emailing Charlyn Tuter. She is available to answer any questions you may have about the organization. She is also able to provide research or suggest contacts to help with any specific problems you may have.
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