About the Statewide System of Support

What is California’s Statewide System of Support?

California’s public school accountability system is based on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which overhauled the state’s approach to public school finance and accountability when it was implemented in 2013. The CCEE, in partnership with the California Department of Education and the State Board of Education, is charged with growing and strengthening California’s innovative Statewide System of Support. The California System of Support is a crucial component of the state’s accountability and continuous improvement system, whose guiding principles include equity and local control.

Encompassing entities at all levels, the System of Support is designed to intentionally connect local educational agencies (LEAs), county offices of education (COEs), school districts and charter schools to a network of Lead Agencies (often housed within designated county offices) that offer expertise, programs, and resources to equip local educators with the skills and knowledge to uncover their own solutions. The System of Support also includes many educational partners, such as advocates, community-based organizations and statewide associations to support LEAs.

The overarching goal of the System of Support is to address inequities and build capacity of LEAs to improve teaching and learning over time, address achievement gaps, and strengthen outreach and collaboration with their educational partners.


CCEE in collaboration with the SSOS initiatives have created the tools below for COEs and LEAs to use in leading continuous improvement efforts. For access to these tools, please contact your local Geographic Lead Agency to receive your password.


Scan the QR codes or click the links below to learn more about the Statewide System of Support online tools!


CCEE works closely with COEs, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), key influencers, advocacy partners, and nonprofits to develop joint initiatives and coordinate statewide efforts in support of local control and continuous improvement. We promote innovative thinking at the local level and improve decision-making to help close equity and achievement gaps in school communities.


CCEE expands the use of evaluation data and data protocols to measure and communicate the impact of the Statewide System of Support. We use this data to cultivate knowledge, practices, mindsets, and system changes needed to address systemic bias and inequities, shaping a culture of continuous improvement within the System of Support. Click here to learn about the System of Support Evaluation.


Under California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), County Offices of Education, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, and the California Department of Education have specific responsibilities within the Statewide System of Support to assist local educational agencies. Along with staff from the State Board of Education, a series of frequently asked questions were identified to help ensure a consistent and responsive approach to support local educational agencies identified needs. Click here to review Frequently Asked Questions on Differentiated Assistance.

If you have any questions, please contact Mindy Fattig, Senior Advisor, Statewide System of Support, at [email protected].