Copyright ©2016 Fatima Alleyne

Dr. Fatima Alleyne
Contra Costa County Board of Education
​Area 1

Contra Costa County Board of Education


The mission of the Contra Costa County Board of Education is to establish, maintain and review its policies; approve the annual budget, curricula, and COE Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP); perform oversight and appellate responsibilities; and support the work of theCounty Office of Education and County Superintendent of Schools.

• The County Board of Education will serve as ambassadors in the community and advocates for CCCOE programs and for public education in Contra Costa County. The Board will have representation at all major CCCOE program events, and will remain knowledgeable with regard to CCCOE programs and services, and educational issues.
• In partnership with the superintendent, the Board as a governing body, will be a leader in advocating at the local, state, and federal level for all learners through communicating public education’s successes and challenges.
• Board members will understand the role of the County Board of Education as defined by California Education Code and County Board Policy, and will remain committed to operate as a cohesive governing body.
• The Board will support the superintendent and staff to increase awareness of programs and services in order to increase parent, business, and community participation in CCCOE schools and programs.
• The Board will review, improve and implement effective protocols pertaining to its role as an appellate body (i.e. in the areas of Charter School Authorization and Oversight, Inter district Transfers, and Expulsion Appeals).
• The Board will serve as active stakeholders in the CCCOE Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for Court and Community Schools

Candidate Statement

The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE)has an elected superintendent of schools and a five-member elected board of education. The CCCOE provides services to students, school districts, and the community to over 174,000 K-12 students in the 18 School Districts in Contra Costa.

The Contra Costa County Board of Education 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.

Grand Jury Report 1611  •  June 15, 2016

Maintaining a Stable Environment for our Special Education School Children and Staff

Grand Jury Report 1616  •  June 15, 2016
Our Children in Need - Why Another Report?

CCCOE Board meeting audio recording  Aug. 10, 2016
Introduction of Grand Jury Report 1611 starts at 27:30 minutes in.

First Staff Report, Public Comment, then Questions from the Board.