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Orange County Teachers of the Year​​

Six educators who enlightened, encouraged and uplifted students during one of the most challenging years in memory recently learned they’re the 2022 Orange County Teachers of the Year. Watch our video recap of this year’s announcements.​


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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.​


Voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations
California plans to open up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to residents 16 and older on April 15, but all COVID-19 vaccinations remain strictly voluntary.​​

COVID-19 Safety Plan

​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.​

Understanding Health Education in California

​The California B​oard of Education approved a Health Education Framework for public schools in 2019, providing optional guidance for K-12 teachers based on the state’s health education standards.

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 icon Calendar 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.​


Weekly roundup: Two OC students win top honors at Congressional Art Competition; Corona del Mar senior writes book on global water crisis; and more

Weekly roundup: Two OC students win top honors at Congressional Art Competition; Corona del Mar senior writes book on global water crisis; and more

June 11 , 2021

Two Orange County students recently received top honors in the annual Congressional Art Competition. Senior Raymond Tran-Nguyen of Costa Mesa High School  earned the People’s Choice award in the 48th congressional district, and Catherine Liu of Oxford Academy was recognized by the 47th congressional district. Each student will have their award-winning artwork on display in […]

A six-year promise between Irvine students and a Seattle-based CEO turns into nearly $50,000 in college scholarships

A six-year promise between Irvine students and a Seattle-based CEO turns into nearly $50,000 in college scholarships

June 10 , 2021

In 2015, sixth-grade Woodbury Elementary School teacher Hilary Dimitruk (now Hilary Gray) saw a story on the news about a young Seattle-based entrepreneur and CEO that had cut his million-dollar annual salary in order to pay his then 120 employees a minimum annual salary of $70,000 each. Inspired by his actions, Gray had her class […]

COVID-19 update: State eases face covering rules, but for now they’re still required inside schools

COVID-19 update: State eases face covering rules, but for now they’re still required inside schools

June 9 , 2021

OCDE and local school districts continue 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 4:16 p.m. on June 9, 2021 State eases face covering […]

Caps off to the Class of 2021: a roundup of OC graduation pics from social media

Caps off to the Class of 2021: a roundup of OC graduation pics from social media

June 9 , 2021

After nearly sixteen months of living and learning through a global pandemic, high school seniors across Orange County are finally getting the chance to celebrate with in-person graduation ceremonies — an event that seemed unimaginable just a short year ago. During a year unlike most, students, their families and school district leaders across the county […]