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Orange County Teachers of the Year​​

Six educators who enlightened, encouraged and uplifted students during one of the most challenging years in memory recently learned they’re the 2022 Orange County Teachers of the Year. Watch our video recap of this year’s announcements.​


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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 plans to open 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.​


On National School Nurse Day, here are 4 things you might not know about school nurses

On National School Nurse Day, here are 4 things you might not know about school nurses

May 12 , 2021

Each year, National Nurses Week is recognized from May 6 through May 12, which, not coincidentally, is the birthday of Florence Nightingale. And the Wednesday within that week is annually celebrated as National School Nurse Day to honor the contributions of professional nurses in educational settings. School nursing is, in fact, its own specialized practice […]

Outstanding arts educators to be honored at annual OCMAA awards ceremony

Outstanding arts educators to be honored at annual OCMAA awards ceremony

May 11 , 2021

More than two dozen teachers and administrators who oversee instrumental, vocal, theater, dance and visual arts programs will be honored during an upcoming ceremony for making a difference in the lives of Orange County students through arts education. The virtual Orange County Music and Arts Administrators — or OCMAA — Awards will take place at […]

VIDEO: Summer at the Center arts program adapts to a virtual format

VIDEO: Summer at the Center arts program adapts to a virtual format

May 10 , 2021

For nearly 30 years, OCDE has partnered with Segerstrom Center for the Arts to give students enrolled in the department’s alternative education programs a chance to participate in music, dance and acting under the direction of arts professionals. More than 900 students have participated in the annual Summer at the Center program, which is designed […]

OCDE students reflect on sacrifice, gratitude in Memorial Day essay contest

OCDE students reflect on sacrifice, gratitude in Memorial Day essay contest

May 10 , 2021

When he was younger, Vincent Wilson would spend Memorial Day listening to stories from his great-grandfather and his great-uncle about their World War II service. Years later, the day would be spent in remembrance of them. Wilson, who penned a personal reflection on the holiday dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, […]