The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) provides the organizational mechanism for the 58 County Superintendents of Schools to design and implement statewide programs to identify and promote quality cost-effective educational practices and services, and provide support to school districts in the areas of student services, curriculum and instructional services, fiscal accountability and business services, personnel services, and technology and telecommunications.
CCSESA advocates on behalf of K-12 and early childhood education at state and federal levels, and in partnership with state agencies, develops and coordinates statewide training to implement new responsibilities of county superintendents to ensure consistent statewide application and standards.
County Superintendents operate intermediate service agencies providing direct and regional support to school districts, and serve as the primary implementation arm of the California Department of Education (CDE). Current responsibilities can be described in the following categories:
- Educating specific student populations;
- Monitoring and overseeing the student academic environment;
- Monitoring and overseeing district fiscal stability;
- Providing academic support and assistance;
- Providing direct services to small school districts;
- Reviewing school district Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) and ensuring alignment of projected spending, services, and goals;
- Providing technical assistance to school districts; and
- Implementing regional support activities to assist district and school staffs.