Board of Education

At a Glance

The County Board of Education is comprised of seven members who are elected to a four-year term. Regular meetings of the Board are held at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the San Mateo County Office of Education, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065.

2014 Board

Board Organization

The County Board of Education is comprised of seven members who are elected to a four-year term. Each member is a registered voter in the Trustee Area he/she represents. You can see a map of the trustee areas here. The Board elects a president and a vice president at its annual organizational meeting in December. A quorum of four members is required to conduct regular business.

Board Meeting Time and Place

Regular meetings of the Board are held at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the San Mateo County Office of Education, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065.  Any exceptions to the regular schedule are announced through the SMCOE website.

To communicate with the Board, contact Marcia Serpa-Garcia at (650) 802-5552 or mgarcia@smcoe.org.

Board Responsibilities

  • Approves policies, regulations and curriculum for the schools and educational programs operated by the County Superintendent of Schools
  • Approves the annual budget of the County Superintendent of Schools and sets the Superintendent’s salary
  • Receives the annual audit
  • Serves as the governing board for the Regional Occupational Program/Career Technical Education
  • Serves as an appeal board for the adjudication of expulsion appeals, interdistrict attendance appeals, and Charter Schools
  • Advocates on behalf of education on the local, county, state and national level
  • Informs local communities about the programs and achievements of the County Office of Education