Education Policy


The Education Policy for the City of San José is intended to:

  • Establish the City's core values and perspective on education as a significant indicator of quality of life;
  • Provide a framework for governance and administration of this cross-departmental work;
  • Guide the City's ongoing engagement with community and education stakeholders; and
  • Ensure that evaluation and oversight is provided to ensure accountability for program quality and the expenditure of resources


The academic success of San José’s youth is a significant indicator of the future prosperity of our communities. Through partnership with schools, school districts, and educational service providers throughout the region, the City will advance educational outcomes and academic success for San José youth by:

  • Leveraging its strengths of serving the whole community
  • Using data to assess progress and identify gaps
  • Realigning specific programs, facilities usage, and other assets as needed

adopted by City Council on February 11, 2020

Quality Standards:

More Info:

  • Schools/City Collaborative (721 KB PDF)
    The Education Policy covers the School/City Collaborative, which is a partnership between schools and the City to maximize resources that serve the children of San José.
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