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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.​


Here are some takeaways from California’s record spending plan for public schools

Here are some takeaways from California’s record spending plan for public schools

July 2 , 2022

This week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed off on a bundle of bills that together make up California’s $308 billion budget for the fiscal year that started on July 1. While much has been said and written about the state’s taxpayer refund aimed at helping Californians offset rising gas prices, the new budget also brings education spending to an all-time high, with increased base funding and block grants to support everything from learning recovery to operational costs. Here are a few […]

Weekly roundup: Student competes in Braille Challenge, new COVID-19 guidelines, superintendent earns champion award, and more

Weekly roundup: Student competes in Braille Challenge, new COVID-19 guidelines, superintendent earns champion award, and more

July 1 , 2022

Braille dots can be found on parking meters, bathroom signs, ATMs and even restaurant menus, but only about 10 percent of visually impaired Americans can read it. An Orange County teenager is one of them. Student Lynn Wu is an incoming senior at Tesoro High School. She was born blind in one eye and was introduced to Braille after she lost her sight completely in the fourth grade. While blindness can create profound difficulties in everyday life, Lynn has found […]

COVID-19 update: State issues updated guidance ahead of new school year

COVID-19 update: State issues updated guidance ahead of new school year

June 30 , 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 2:12 p.m. on June 30, 2022 State Department of Public Health issues new guidance ahead of upcoming school year State health officials on Thursday released new guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on K-12 campuses in the […]

Organization names County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares a champion for empowering students

Organization names County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares a champion for empowering students

June 30 , 2022

Positively impacting the Orange County community and the thousands of students served by nonprofit organization Junior Achievement of Orange County are just a couple reasons why County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares is being honored as a Spirit of JA.  Based in Costa Mesa, JA Achievement of Orange County helps prepare local students in grades K-12 to succeed in the real world by delivering educational programs that address topics related to work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Dr. Mijares […]