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RESET Toolbox​​

OCDE has partnered with Western Youth Services and CHOC to develop a free, online mental health toolbox that includes self-paced trainings, apps and resources.​


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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 Safety Plan

​California requires schools that have reopened for in-person instruction to complete and post a COVID-19 Safety Plan with a

Orange County​ B​oard of Education Redistricting
Coinciding with the release of new U.S. Census data​, trustee area maps for the Orange County Board of Education ​are assessed and revised every 10 years to reflect population shifts.​

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 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: Anonymous donation provides aid for local homeless high school youth; California’s ‘Cradle-to-Career’ program; and more

Weekly roundup: Anonymous donation provides aid for local homeless high school youth; California’s ‘Cradle-to-Career’ program; and more

December 3 , 2021

Thanks to an anonymous donation, a local high school school will soon be able to provide increased help to families and youth who do not have permanent homes. Under a new partnership with Project Hope Alliance, Huntington Beach High School will receive $600,000 in funding to provide support to the school’s homeless youth population. Issued in annual allocations over the next three years, the money will be used to hire and house three Project Hope Alliance case managers on the […]

VIDEO: Eighth annual OC Pathways Showcase explores the growth of career education in Orange County

VIDEO: Eighth annual OC Pathways Showcase explores the growth of career education in Orange County

December 2 , 2021

Nearly 150 educators, industry leaders and students gathered virtually to celebrate eight years of developing career pathway opportunities and programs in Orange County. Reflecting the theme “Your workforce is here,” the 2021 OC Pathways Showcase event on Dec. 1 brought together local business leaders and young professionals who discussed the benefits of the entrepreneurial mindset, student work-based learning opportunities and the important role each plays in career development. The event also featured a video montage exploring what career education looks […]

COVID-19 update: Health officials are learning about the Omicron variant, which is confirmed in California

COVID-19 update: Health officials are learning about the Omicron variant, which is confirmed in California

December 1 , 2021

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 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2021 State and local health officials say they’re learning about the Omicron variant, which is confirmed in California A new COVID-19 variant that goes by the name Omicron has a number of mutations that […]

VIDEO: Native American Heritage Month forum shares personal stories, insight and historic perspectives

VIDEO: Native American Heritage Month forum shares personal stories, insight and historic perspectives

November 30 , 2021

A virtual colloquium presented by OCDE on Tuesday shared the personal stories, insight and historical perspectives of six distinguished Native American scholars and leaders. Hosted by Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the event marked the latest in a series of online forums reflecting the theme “Know My Name, Face and Story.” Over the span of about 90 minutes, panelists highlighted the histories, cultures and contributions of the first peoples of […]