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​​Combating Human Trafficking

Ensure Justice 2019, a two-day conference hosted by Vanguard University in partnership with OCDE, brought together national experts to examine the paths of exploitation that can lead to human trafficking. Learn more about local efforts to lead with awareness. 

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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

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​​​Understanding Health Education in California

​The California Board of Education recently approved a new Health Education Framework for public schools, providing optional guidance for K-12 teachers based on the state’s health education standards.

Professional Learning Opportunities

​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.

Local Control and Accountability Plans

​As part of California’s new funding formula, school districts, county offices and charter schools are required to annually update Local Control and Accountability Pl​​ans, or LCAPs.

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.​

Weekly roundup: New Irvine school debuts, ethnic studies curriculum sparks debate, and more

Weekly roundup: New Irvine school debuts, ethnic studies curriculum sparks debate, and more

August 23 , 2019

One brand new school opened in the Irvine Unified School District and one completely renovated campus reopened in the Ocean View School District this week. Students entering Loma Ridge Elementary in Irvine got to meet their new teachers, as well a whole new school on Thursday. The Orange County Register included a slideshow of happy […]

State releases new air quality guidelines amid ongoing wild fire concerns

State releases new air quality guidelines amid ongoing wild fire concerns

August 22 , 2019

The state Department of Education has released a set of guidelines to help California school districts determine when to limit outdoor activities, or even when to cancel classes, because of poor air quality resulting from wildfires. These guidelines come as a series of wildfires in recent years have ravaged communities and school districts in every […]

Chalk it up to the first day of school in La Habra

Chalk it up to the first day of school in La Habra

August 19 , 2019

La Habra City School District students returned to school Monday and found colorful chalk art on the blacktops, walkways and other spots throughout their campuses. The art included inspirational messages such as, “This is going to be a great year!” and “Throw kindness like confetti.” Some volunteers spent part of their weekend drawing the messages […]

Weekly roundup: More OC schools are back in session, a life-saving addition to school IDs, and more

Weekly roundup: More OC schools are back in session, a life-saving addition to school IDs, and more

August 16 , 2019

Students in Buena Park, Fullerton, Santa Ana and Tustin headed back to school this week, and more districts are set to reopen next week. In case you missed it, we’ve got the start dates for every district in Orange County. As part of its back-to-school coverage, the Orange County Register posted a photo gallery from […]