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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Improving access to inclusive, equitable, high quality education.
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
The primary responsibility of the County Committee on School District Organization is the reorganization of school districts, through territory transfers and unification. The Committee is also empowered by the Education Code to:
The County Committee is the central initiator, coordinator, facilitator, and arbitrator for these operations. It formulates plans, responds to petitions, conducts public hearings, develops and releases information, and analyzes proposals.
The Committee is subject to the legal requirements expressed in the California Education Code and to policies and regulations of the State Board of Education. County Committees are given significant latitude to address each local situation in its own context.
Note: The California Department of Education has posted on its website the handbook for school district organization. The handbook details all the duties, responsibilities, and processes for the county committee. Click
here to view the handbook.