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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.​​


Calendar iconCalendar of Events

​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.​


County superintendent issues statement on Texas school shooting

County superintendent issues statement on Texas school shooting

May 24 , 2022

Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares on Tuesday issued the following statement on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Today, an unspeakable tragedy occurred at an elementary school in the city of Uvalde, Texas. Far too often, we have seen horrific scenes like this play out, as names like Newtown, Parkland and Columbine have been etched into our collective consciousness. Now, once again, we are left to try to make sense of a senseless act, one that cut […]

Famed artist from Mexico paints mural alongside Westminster High School students

Famed artist from Mexico paints mural alongside Westminster High School students

May 24 , 2022

It took visual art teacher Daina Anderson four years to get renowned artist Farid Rueda to travel to California and spend a week with her students at Westminster High School. The first time Anderson extended an invitation to Rueda was over social media, but the artist didn’t have a visa that would allow him to come to the United States from his home in Cancun, Mexico. Then, the global pandemic happened. For the past several years, Anderson has invited international […]

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 23 , 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 […]

Garden Grove Unified announces new program to bring support dogs to schools

Garden Grove Unified announces new program to bring support dogs to schools

May 23 , 2022

Dogs have a way of impacting everyone they touch. Their companionship makes joys sweeter, pain duller and, mostly, they provide unconditional love when we need them the most. Many students who returned to campus after completing two school years in a pandemic are regaining a sense of normalcy, but there are children who are experiencing stress and social anxiety.  On Monday, May 16, the Garden Grove Unified School District and the Garden Grove Police Department announced the launch of a […]