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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 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.

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.​


Two OC educators are among five 2022 California Teachers of the Year

Two OC educators are among five 2022 California Teachers of the Year

October 15 , 2021

Alondra Diaz from Gates Elementary School in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District and Sovantevy “Sovey” Long-Latteri of La Sierra High in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District have been selected as two of five 2022 California Teachers of the Year. Diaz is now in the running for National Teacher of the Year. Of California’s 319,000 public school teachers, five have been named 2022 California Teachers of the Year — and two are from classrooms here in Orange County. Alondra […]

Weekly roundup: An Ocean View High football player makes history, a guide to universal transitional kindergarten, and more

Weekly roundup: An Ocean View High football player makes history, a guide to universal transitional kindergarten, and more

October 15 , 2021

A sophomore from Ocean View High School in the Huntington Beach Union High School District is defying stereotypes and making history. Isis Salazar scored a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a varsity football game against Temecula Prep, making her the first female at Ocean View High and only the second girl in Orange County to tackle this feat. According to a recent article in the Orange County Register, Salazar went out for the football team this season and earned […]

VIDEO: Hispanic Heritage Month virtual forum celebrates Latino cultures, contributions in OC

VIDEO: Hispanic Heritage Month virtual forum celebrates Latino cultures, contributions in OC

October 14 , 2021

Affordable college, mentorships and high expectations were identified as keys to success by a panel of Latino leaders during Thursday’s virtual forum hosted by County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. As the latest in OCDE’s series of online colloquiums reflecting the theme “Know My Name, Face and Story,” the presentation featured a handful of distinguished guests who shared their backstories and discussed educational trends, challenges and strategies for ensuring equity, opportunity and inclusion. National Hispanic […]

Inside the Outdoors offers free water programs for Orange County students

Inside the Outdoors offers free water programs for Orange County students

October 12 , 2021

Inside the Outdoors, OCDE’s popular environmental education program, is partnering with the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) to provide free water education programs to elementary, middle and high students across the county. Available for students in grades three through 12, the programs provide water-focused presentations, assemblies, activities and guided lessons that give youth the opportunity to identify local water supply sources and the importance of using water wisely. Registration is currently open for the following programs with both […]