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​​​​​​County Offices of Education Explained

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Strategic Plan

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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​​​Fentanyl Dangers
What makes fentanyl exceedingly dangerous is its potency — and the fact tha​t many of its victims don’t know they’re taking the synthetic opioid.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Religious Expression in Public S​chools

​Since 1995, the U.S. Department of Education has published and periodically updated guidance on religious expression in public schools.​

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

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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.​

County Committee on School District Organization Agenda

With members elected by local boards of education, the County Committee studies and makes recommendations related to the organization and reorganization of school districts, their boundaries, and their trustee elections.​
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Weekly roundup: Fullerton School District class builds tiny home for unhoused peers, Westminster student heads to Scripps National Spelling Bee, and more

Weekly roundup: Fullerton School District class builds tiny home for unhoused peers, Westminster student heads to Scripps National Spelling Bee, and more

May 24 , 2024

Eighth-grade students from Nicolas Junior High School in the Fullerton School District are one step closer to changing the lives of a local student and their family with a tiny house they designed and constructed. The 192-square-foot fully furnished house, unveiled on May 21, includes a kitchen, bedroom and living space. The district is working to identify a student and their family who are receiving assistance under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to live in the tiny house. “We have […]

WATCH: OC Board of Education interviews candidates for county superintendent of schools

WATCH: OC Board of Education interviews candidates for county superintendent of schools

May 23 , 2024

The Orange County Board of Education interviewed candidates seeking to be appointed as county superintendent during a special session on Wednesday.  The meeting began at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Orange County Department of Education and streamed live on YouTube. President Tim Shaw said he expects the board to announce its selection on June 18. The position of county superintendent carries significant responsibilities. Along with overseeing schools and programs administered by the Orange County Department of Education, […]

Orange County Friday Night Live Partnership celebrates schools and advisor for youth development efforts

Orange County Friday Night Live Partnership celebrates schools and advisor for youth development efforts

May 23 , 2024

The Orange County Friday Night Live Partnership celebrated three schools and one advisor Tuesday at its annual Chapter Recognition Ceremony at Solis Park School in Irvine, commending their exceptional contributions to youth development and substance abuse prevention initiatives. The partnership — sometimes referred to as OCFNLP — empowers young people to lead alcohol and drug prevention campaigns and engage in community service projects. Through their involvement, students develop leadership, communication, team-building and problem-solving skills.  The program operates on three levels: There are […]

Here’s what to expect at the sixth annual California MTSS Professional Learning Institute

Here’s what to expect at the sixth annual California MTSS Professional Learning Institute

May 22 , 2024

The Orange County Department of Education and the Butte County Office of Education are once again teaming up to host the annual California MTSS Professional Learning Institute from July 16 through July 18 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The three-day event will bring together educators, administrators, school counselors, psychologists, mental health clinicians, district leaders, county education leaders, higher education faculty and community-based organizations to support inclusive and equitable learning environments. The 2024 PLI theme, “Inspire, Innovate and Thrive,” emphasizes promoting […]