The County Committee was created by the California State Legislature in 1949. It functions within the rules and regulations established by the Legislature and its own policies and procedures. It responds to petitioners and School District Governing Boards. Its duties and responsibilities pertain to School Districts - Kindergarten through Community Colleges. The County Committee's activities are coordinated by the County Superintendent of Schools, and its actions are reported to the State Board of Education.
The County Committee on School District Organization consists of eleven members - two representatives from each Supervisorial District and one member serving at large. Committee members are elected at an Annual Meeting of School Trustee Representatives. The term of office is four years. The members serve without pay. In some counties, the County Board of Education acts as the County Committee on School District Organization.