The IPC, established in 1980, is a consortium of public school districts, community colleges and county offices of education located in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
The purpose of the IPC is to make available expert legal advice, as well as coordinated services, assistance, and information to help participating IPC members better meet and respond to needs, problems, and issues in areas involving labor relations and school law.
Participating IPC members are governed by a Joint Powers Agreement, which is administered jointly by the offices of the San Bernardino and Riverside County Superintendents of Schools, and maintained by the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. The two executive officers of the IPC are Mr. Kenn Young, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Gary Thomas, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. An advisory committee meets on a regular basis to provide advice to the Council on all of the services IPC provides to member districts.