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​​Combating Human Trafficking

Ensure Justice 2019, a two-day conference hosted by Vanguard University in partnership with OCDE, brought together national experts to examine the paths of exploitation that can lead to human trafficking. Learn more about local efforts to lead with awareness. 

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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

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​​​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.

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.

Local Control and Accountability Plans

​As part of California’s new funding formula, school districts, county offices and charter schools are required to annually update Local Control and Accountability Pl​​ans, or LCAPs.

Public Notices

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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.​

Chalk it up to the first day of school in La Habra

Chalk it up to the first day of school in La Habra

August 19 , 2019

La Habra City School District students returned to school Monday and found colorful chalk art on the blacktops, walkways and other spots throughout their campuses. The art included inspirational messages such as, “This is going to be a great year!” and “Throw kindness like confetti.” Some volunteers spent part of their weekend drawing the messages […]

Weekly roundup: More OC schools are back in session, a life-saving addition to school IDs, and more

Weekly roundup: More OC schools are back in session, a life-saving addition to school IDs, and more

August 16 , 2019

Students in Buena Park, Fullerton, Santa Ana and Tustin headed back to school this week, and more districts are set to reopen next week. In case you missed it, we’ve got the start dates for every district in Orange County. As part of its back-to-school coverage, the Orange County Register posted a photo gallery from […]

OCDE conference to focus on enhancing interpretation and translation services

OCDE conference to focus on enhancing interpretation and translation services

August 14 , 2019

There’s still time to register for OCDE’s third annual Interpreters and Translators Conference, which will be held Sept. 27-28. The two-day event is designed to support the work of bilingual staff, administrators, interpreters, translators, parent advocates and others seeking to ensure equal access for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Attendees will hear from renowned experts […]

Student Profile: Ryan acquires vocational and life skills in OCDE’s Adult Transition Program

Student Profile: Ryan acquires vocational and life skills in OCDE’s Adult Transition Program

August 14 , 2019

Along with supporting 27 local school districts, the Orange County Department of Education directly serves some of the county’s most vulnerable student populations, including those with special needs. In our latest OCDE Student Profile, we’re sharing the story of Ryan, who started working with professionals from OCDE’s Special Education division in 2011. Ryan recently graduated […]