The State Board of Education is the K-12 policy-making body for academic standards, curriculum, instructional materials, assessments and accountability. The SBE adopts instructional materials for use in grades kindergarten through eight. The SBE also adopts regulations (Title 5) to implement a wide variety of programs created by the Legislature, such as charter schools, and special education.
In addition, the SBE has the authority to grant local education agency requests for waivers of certain provisions of the state
Education Code. The SBE has 11 members, all of whom are appointed by the Governor and serve four-year, staggered terms, with
the exception of the student member, who serves a one-year term. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction, who heads the CDE,
serves as the SBE's executive officer and secretary.
Current and past meeting agendas for the State Board of Education.
Information memoranda may include background information, updates on issues of interest to the State Board Members, and reports on a variety of educational topics.
Local Control Funding Formula
California's new school funding formula, enacted in 2013.
Common Core State Standards
Information and resources to support implementation of California's new academic content standards for English language arts and mathematics.