At a Glance
The County Committee on School District Organization is an independent, 11-member, elected body that studies and makes recommendations and decisions on school district boundary questions.
Committee members serve four-year terms. Members are elected at a meeting of the representatives of the school district boards. County Committee terms are staggered so that 5 or 6 members are elected in one year with the remainder elected in another year.
10 members represent the five (5) San Mateo County supervisorial districts , with two members representing each of the districts
One member is at large
- Often, individuals most interested in serving on the Committee are past or current school board members
- School board members are allowed by CA Education Code to serve in a dual role, as an active school board member and as a CCSDO Committee member
2016 County Committee Roster
|Name||Supervisorial District||Term Expires|
|Greg Dannis||District 1 (Dave Pine)||2018|
|Vacant||District 1 (Dave Pine)||2018|
|Colleen You||District 2 (Carole Groom)||2017|
|Melchior Thompson||District 2 (Carole Groom)||2017|
|Marc Tarpenning||District 3 (Don Horsley)||2018|
|Virginia Bamford||District 3 (Don Horsley)||2018|
|Hilary Paulson||District 4 (Warren Slocum)||2017|
|Laura Rich||District 4 (Warren Slocum)||2018|
|George Robinson||District 5 (David Canepa)||2017|
|Bill Lock||District 5 (David Canepa)||2018|
Transfer of Territory Handbook
The County Committee on School District Organization (CCSDO) is charged by the state to study and make recommendations and decisions on school district reorganization. Transferring territory between/among school districts is one type of school district reorganization. The County Committee has developed this brochure to clarify the process for submitting a petition to transfer territory.