Geo Area

About us

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 7 Geographic Lead areas 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.
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Theory of Action

Theory of Action

County Partners

Partners

Tools/Resources

Professional Learning Opportunities

Contact Us

Kimberly Graham, 661-636-4671, kigraham@kern.org

Lisa Gilbert, 661-636-4631, ligilbert@kern.org