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RESET Toolbox​​

OCDE has partnered with Western Youth Services and CHOC to develop a free, online mental health toolbox that includes self-paced trainings, apps and resources.​


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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.​


Voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations
California opened up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to residents 16 and older on April 15,​ but all COVID-19 vaccinations remain strictly voluntary.​​

COVID-19 Safety Plan

​California requires schools that have reopened for in-person instruction to complete and post a COVID-19 Safety Plan with a guidance checklist and prevention program.​

Understanding Health Education in California

​The California B​oard of Education approved a Health Education Framework for public schools in 2019, providing optional guidance for K-12 teachers based on the state’s health education standards.

Resources and Supports for Professional Learning

​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 icon Calendar 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.​


COVID-19 update: State employees, health care workers will need to show proof of vaccination or get tested regularly

COVID-19 update: State employees, health care workers will need to show proof of vaccination or get tested regularly

July 26 , 2021

OCDE and local school districts continue to track the latest developments related to COVID-19 while following guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency. Below is our running digest, with newer stories posted at the top. Updated at 1:21 p.m. on July 26, 2021 Governor: State employees, health […]

Anaheim Elementary unveils new electric school buses for 2021-22

Anaheim Elementary unveils new electric school buses for 2021-22

July 26 , 2021

A fleet of clean-energy electric buses is making its way to the Anaheim Elementary School District. AESD expects to take possession of eight new electric buses by the fall, but the first four were recently unveiled at the district’s transportation depot. The acquisition was made possible by a California Energy Commission grant designed to further […]

Weekly roundup: All California students now qualify for free school meals, educators gather for MTSS conference, and more

Weekly roundup: All California students now qualify for free school meals, educators gather for MTSS conference, and more

July 23 , 2021

Starting this year, every public school student in Orange County will have the option to get meals at school for free, regardless of their family’s income. In fact, free meals will be available to all 6.2 million students in California, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, thanks to the state’s unexpected budget windfall, the Associated Press […]

‘With Liberty and Justice for All’: OC forum examines ethnic studies and state’s model curriculum (VIDEO)

‘With Liberty and Justice for All’: OC forum examines ethnic studies and state’s model curriculum (VIDEO)

July 23 , 2021

A panel of eight academic experts shared their insight on ethnic studies and California’s recently adopted model curriculum Wednesday during an online forum hosted by Orange County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares. Presented by OCDE, the event titled “With Liberty and Justice for All: A Colloquium on Ethnic Studies” spanned about two hours, drawing an audience […]