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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

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


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​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.​

How to help children cope with national tragedies

How to help children cope with national tragedies

November 15 , 2019

Whenever there’s a national tragedy, whether it’s a hurricane or an act of terrorism, it’s important to remember that kids may be experiencing increased levels of stress or anxiety. Even if they’re not personally affected, exposure to traumatic events through the media or overheard conversations can affect a child’s emotional well-being. In the wake of this […]

Weekly roundup: Tails of kindness in Anaheim, local honors, Veterans Day tributes, and more

Weekly roundup: Tails of kindness in Anaheim, local honors, Veterans Day tributes, and more

November 15 , 2019

Did you know Wednesday was World Kindness Day? The Anaheim Elementary School District did. In celebration, author Lisa Wiehebrink paid a visit to James Madison Elementary School with enough copies of her book, “Love Me Gently,” to give to every district student in transitional kindergarten through second grade. The book, which was read aloud by […]

2020 Census: OCDE kicks off countywide awareness campaign

2020 Census: OCDE kicks off countywide awareness campaign

November 14 , 2019

OCDE is launching a new social media campaign to raise awareness about the upcoming U.S. Census count for local communities. The department will use its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms to share one weekly fact about the U.S. Census over the next 20 weeks, which is right around the time Orange County households will be […]

OC campuses named America’s Best STEM High Schools by Newsweek

OC campuses named America’s Best STEM High Schools by Newsweek

November 13 , 2019

Seven Orange County campuses have earned a place among the top 500 in Newsweek magazine’s ranking of America’s Best STEM High Schools. Troy High School from the Fullerton Joint Union High School District leads the way locally at No. 39, followed by University High School in the Irvine Unified School District at No. 53. Other […]