The Cities Counties Schools Partnership is dedicated to improving the conditions of children, families and communities at the local level by promoting and encouraging coordination, integration and increased efficiency of local services and joint facilities use among cities, counties and schools in all California communities.
The partnership is made up of appointed members representing the California School Boards Association, California State Association of Counties, and League of California Cities. As of 2015, the CCS Partnership is a project of the Institute for Local Government.
Founded in 1997, the CCS Partnership was created as a vehicle for the three partnering associations (the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), the California School Boards Association (CSBA), and the League of California Cities (League) to identify common issues, discuss mutual challenges and explore alternative strategies.
*The CCS Partnership is transitioning from a board of directors to a leadership council with the dissolution of its 501(c)3 status. The transition will be formalized following the complete dissolution of the non-profit. The CCS Partnership is a program of the Institute for Local Government.