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Helping schools develop policies, procedures, and bylaws

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) assists districts with policies and procedures, including compliance with the Brown Act and parliamentary procedures, governing board member elections, and legal requirements for filling governing board vacancies. This office also provides information and coordinates activities related to school district organization. In addition, the Legal Services department is responsible for the development and revision of the County Board of Education bylaws and policies and SDCOE administrative regulations.

Email the SDCOE Legal Services Department

Bylaws, Policies, and Administrative Regulations

View bylaws, policies, and administrative regulations approved by the San Diego County Board of Education.

Visit the Bylaws, Policies, and Administrative Regulations Page

Public Records Requests

The California Public Records Act (CPRA) was originally enacted in 1968 and requires that governmental records be made accessible to the public upon request, unless otherwise exempted by law. Pursuant to the CPRA, the public can inspect or receive a copy of any record unless the record is exempted from disclosure under the act. 

Visit the Public Records Request Page

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Legal Resource Guides

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Ahead of the upcoming election season, the San Diego County Office of Education Legal Services team has compiled answers to frequently asked questions regarding campaign activities for local educational agency (LEA) elections.  We also include links to other helpful resources below for further reference. Please note this resource guide is a summary only and is not intended as legal advice.

Read More about Campaign Activities by Employees, Candidates, and Students