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​​​​​​WellSpace centers in OC

Representatives from OCDE and Children’s Health of Orange County (CHOC) recently gathered with Los Alamitos Unified School District officials to formally dedicate two new WellSpace centers.​​


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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.​


​​​​​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.​


COVID-19 update: OCDE receives shipment of N95 masks for distribution to districts, charter schools

COVID-19 update: OCDE receives shipment of N95 masks for distribution to districts, charter schools

January 19 , 2022

OCDE continues 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 9:07 a.m. on Jan. 19, 2022 OCDE receives shipment of N95 masks for distribution to districts, charter schools On the heels of receiving at-home COVID-19 testing kits, OCDE has taken delivery of more than 1.7 million N95 masks from […]

OCDE’s College and Career Preparatory Academy is helping young students move forward

OCDE’s College and Career Preparatory Academy is helping young students move forward

January 19 , 2022

A local charter school is opening doors for young adults who are behind in credits and need to complete their high school graduation requirements. A first of its kind for the county, OCDE’s College and Career Preparatory Academy (CCPA) was created to fill gaps in services currently available to young men and women — 18 to 25 years old — who have aged out of the school system but still have a desire to complete their graduation requirements. The academy […]

Weekly roundup: Takeaways from the governor’s proposed budget, updated guidance for K-12 schools, and more

Weekly roundup: Takeaways from the governor’s proposed budget, updated guidance for K-12 schools, and more

January 14 , 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday unveiled his preliminary spending plan for 2022-23, a $286.4 billion budget proposal that would once again increase funding for public health, schools, community colleges and economic relief. The proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 builds on last year’s plan, which the state says is the largest recovery package in the nation. The latest budget proposal was broken down into five key areas: the pandemic, climate change, homelessness, cost of living and […]

It’s time to recognize your favorite school counselors and counseling advocates

It’s time to recognize your favorite school counselors and counseling advocates

January 13 , 2022

The Orange County Department of Education is gathering nominations for its annual Counselor Recognition Program. Established in 2018, the awards program spotlights outstanding local school counselors and school counseling advocates who consistently go above and beyond to support students, staff, schools and families.  Nominations for 2022 are due by Jan. 28, and the winners will be announced during National School Counseling Week, which is Feb. 7-11. Here are brief descriptions of this year’s Counselor Recognition Program award categories, along with […]