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​​​OC Pathways Showcase

Industry leaders learned how they can partner with educators to equip tomorrow’s workforce at the fifth annual OC Pathways Showcase on Dec. 3. Check out our video recap.

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Strategic Plan 2016-19

OCDE’s vision that Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success is outlined, along with eight strategic priorities and key performance indicators.​

Orange County Public Schools Directory

View the online version, or contact Media Services for a printed version.​


​​​Understanding Health Education in California

​The California Board of Education recently approved a new Health Education Framework for public schools, providing optional guidance for K-12 teachers based on the state’s health education standards.

OCDE Budget Developments

​Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares addresses the state of OCDE’s budget.​

2020 Census Count

​Recognizing the importance of an accurate population count for schools and communities, OCDE is among a number of organizations working to raise awareness in advance of the 2020 census.​​

Professional Learning Opportunities

​OCDE supports student achievement through high-quality training opportunities for teachers, administrators and support staff.

Charter Schools

​Educational options in Orange County include high quality charter schools that emphasize rigorous academic standards, innovative programs and responsible business practices.

Public Notices

​The following public notices are posted for informational purposes for Orange County community members.​​


Calendar iconCalendar of Events

​Check out the latest events, workshops, trainings and activities coming up at OCDE.

Orange County Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Agendas for upcoming Orange County Board of Education meetings are posted at least 72 hours before each session.​

Park honoring Mendez v. Westminster case awarded $1.29 million state grant

Park honoring Mendez v. Westminster case awarded $1.29 million state grant

February 27 , 2020

California State Parks has awarded a $1.29 million grant to the City of Westminster to construct a park and memorial honoring Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez, plaintiffs in the historic Mendez v. Westminster civil rights case. The park, to be located along Westminster Boulevard at Olive Street, will feature a monument created by artist Ignacio Gomez. […]

OCDE helps subsidize child care costs for eligible families

OCDE helps subsidize child care costs for eligible families

February 26 , 2020

Did you know the Orange County Department of Education can help you pay for child care? OCDE’s Family Support Services subsidizes child care costs for eligible families using funds allocated through the state’s Alternative Payment Program. The department has contracts with scores of local providers, including day care facilities, center programs, school districts and private […]

Coronavirus update: Health Care Agency declares emergency; still only one confirmed case in OC

Coronavirus update: Health Care Agency declares emergency; still only one confirmed case in OC

February 26 , 2020

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a newly discovered respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan City, China. It has since spread to other countries, including the United States. Cases have ranged from mild to severe, including illnesses that have resulted in death. While the Orange County Health Care Agency acknowledges the “situation is […]

3 OC campuses named 2020 Model Continuation High Schools

3 OC campuses named 2020 Model Continuation High Schools

February 25 , 2020

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond recently announced that three schools in Orange County are being recognized as Model Continuation High Schools (MCHS) for 2020. Statewide 43 schools received the honor. The MCHS Recognition Program is a collaborative partnership between the California Department of Education and the California Continuation Education Association. The program honors […]