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Geographic Lead Agencies

The Geographic Lead Agencies are part of California's System of Support.

Legislative Authorization

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.

Purpose

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.

Funding Description

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

Map of California with County Geographic Areas

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

Contact Information

Geographic Lead Agency Director Contact Information Lead or Co-Lead
Alameda County Office of Education Ingrid Roberson
iroberson@acoe.org
Lead
Kern County Superintendent of Schools Lisa Gilbert
ligibert@kern.org
Lead
Placer County Offices of Education Gayle Garbolino-Mojica
ggarbolino@placercoe.k12.ca.us
Co-Lead with Sacramento County Office of Education
Riverside County Office of Education Cynthia Glover Woods
cwoods@rcoe.us
Co-Lead with San Diego County Office of Education
Sacramento County Office of Education David W. Gordon
dgordon@scoe.net
Co-Lead with Placer County Office of Education
San Diego County Office of Education Dan Wolfson
dawolfson@sdcoe.net
Co-Lead with Riverside County Office of Eduction
Shasta County Office of Education Judy Flores
jflores@shastacoe.org
Lead

Sonoma County Office of Education

Jennie Snyder
jsnyder@scoe.org

Lead
Tulare County Office of Education Charlene Stringham
charlene.stringham@tcoe.org
Lead
Questions: Regional Support and Awards Office | RSAO@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0836 
Last Reviewed: Monday, October 29, 2018
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