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​​​​​​County Offices of Education Explained

OCDE has produced a brief video that explains what county ​​offices of education do and how they support school systems, students and families throughout the state.​​​​


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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

View the online version, or contact Media Services for a printed version.​


​​​​​COVID-19 S​afety

​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. For the latest developments related​ to COVID-19, visit the​​ ​​OCDE Newsroom​.

County Committee on School District Organization
The County Committee is currently considering adjustments to trustee area boundaries for the Orange County Board of Education following the 2020 Census.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

​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.​


Five schools, four advisors honored for increasing engagement and building positive school environments

Five schools, four advisors honored for increasing engagement and building positive school environments

May 18 , 2022

Representatives from the Orange County Department of Education made surprise visits to recognize five school-based Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL) programs and four advisors for implementing creative and innovative practices that amplify youth engagement and connectedness.  Administered by the OCDE, PAL programs promote youth empowerment by encouraging students to help other students in times of need. Youth leaders in grades four through 12 are encouraged to create positive school environments through mentoring, new-student transition services, conflict management, service learning, tutoring, and […]

OC Supt. Al Mijares to host virtual forum celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

OC Supt. Al Mijares to host virtual forum celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 17 , 2022

A panel of speakers will share personal stories and perspectives on building student agency, strengthening democracy and fortifying the workforce during an upcoming virtual forum hosted by County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  As the latest in OCDE’s series of online colloquiums based on the theme “Know My Name, Face and Story,” the event will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Teachers, counselors, administrators and others […]

OC wildfire update: Coastal Fire in Laguna Niguel reaches 100 percent containment

OC wildfire update: Coastal Fire in Laguna Niguel reaches 100 percent containment

May 17 , 2022

Below is a running digest on Orange County’s wildfires and school closures, with newer stories posted at the top. For official information on local fires, evacuations and road closures, be sure to follow the Orange County Fire Authority on Twitter. Updated at 12:20 p.m. on May 17, 2022 Fire Authority announces the 100 percent containment of Coastal Fire in Laguna Niguel The Orange County Fire Authority announced that the Coastal Fire in Laguna Niguel has reached 100 percent containment as […]

Thirteen Orange County student projects advance to National History Day championships

Thirteen Orange County student projects advance to National History Day championships

May 17 , 2022

From 64 Orange County submissions, 53 historical project entries were recognized at the 2022 National History Day-California contest.   The NHD-CA State Finals returned in-person this year for students to showcase their research and analysis from May 6 through May 8 at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California. The annual event selected 13 projects from Orange County to represent the state in the online national competition next month. The National History Day program features more than 600,000 students every year. Each […]