LACOE is governed by the Los Angeles County Board of Education, whose seven members are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors to two and four-year terms. The Board of Education establishes LACOE policies and governs the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and International
Polytechnic High School.
Each of the county’s 80 school districts and 13 community college districts is autonomous, with each district’s board of education managing its budget and setting its policies. In general, the Los Angeles County Board of Education’s only direct authority over local districts is in matters of interdistrict attendance appeals, school district boundary changes and expulsion appeals.