Geographic Lead AgenciesThe Geographic Lead Agencies are part of California's System of Support.
Assembly Bill 1808 appropriated $4 million to establish the California Geographic Lead Agencies (Lead Agency) to build the capacity of county offices of education (COEs) to ensure that counties are equipped to build the capacity of their local educational agencies (LEAs) to support the continuous improvement of student performance within the state priorities as defined in California Education Code (EC) sections 52060 and 52066 and address the gaps in achievement between student groups as defined in EC Section 52052.
The 6 to 10 Lead Agencies will work together to support the following goals for all counties. The Lead Agencies will also connect COEs to the other initiatives within California's System of Support.
Support the continuous improvement of student performance within the state priorities across student groups as defined in EC sections 52060 and 52066.
Address the gaps in achievement between student groups as defined in EC Section 52052.
Improve outreach and collaboration with stakeholders to ensure that goals, actions, and services as described in school district and COEs Local Control and Accountability Plans reflect the needs of the community, especially for historically under-represented or low-achieving populations.
- Serve as a facilitator, resource connector, and capacity builder for COEs.
Each Lead Agency is selected for a term ending no later than June 30, 2023. Each awardee will receive a minimum of $250,000 and additional funds will be allocated based on a formula derived from the 2018 list of school districts eligible for differentiated assistance.
Geographic Lead Agencies
|Geographic Lead Agency||Counties Served|
|Alameda County Office of Education||Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano|
|Kern County Superintendent of Schools||
Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
|Placer and Sacramento County Offices of Education||Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba|
|Riverside and San Diego County Offices of Education||Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego|
|Shasta County Office of Education||Butte, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity|
|Sonoma County Office of Education||
Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma
|Tulare County Office of Education||
Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare
|Geographic Lead Agency||Director Contact Information||Lead or Co-Lead|
|Alameda County Office of Education|| Ingrid Roberson
|Kern County Superintendent of Schools|| Lisa Gilbert
|Placer County Offices of Education|| Gayle Garbolino-Mojica
|Co-Lead with Sacramento County Office of Education|
|Riverside County Office of Education|| Cynthia Glover Woods
|Co-Lead with San Diego County Office of Education|
|Sacramento County Office of Education|| David W. Gordon
|Co-Lead with Placer County Office of Education|
|San Diego County Office of Education|| Jeanette Chien
|Co-Lead with Riverside County Office of Education|
|Shasta County Office of Education||Judy Flores
Sonoma County Office of Education
|Tulare County Office of Education|| Charlene Stringham