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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.​


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.​​


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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: Corona del Mar High School senior publishes book, new aquatic center opens, and more

Weekly roundup: Corona del Mar High School senior publishes book, new aquatic center opens, and more

August 12 , 2022

In about a week, Corona del Mar High School students will be back in school comparing their summer breaks, and rising senior Luke Ianni will be able to share how he spent his time. The Newport-Mesa Unified student wrote a children’s book about a boy who lives with stuttering. In many ways, Luke’s book resembles his own life as he has also dealt with stuttering. His story was featured in the Los Angeles Times’ Daily Pilot. “I know what it […]

Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach showcases artwork from OC students

Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach showcases artwork from OC students

August 11 , 2022

A drawing that took middle school student Sunday Vu a couple of months to complete is making its rounds for public display.  Etched and drawn completely in pencil, the rising eighth-grader from the Westminster School District drew a black and white image of a cat looking up intently at a monarch butterfly. Sunday named this piece “Ray of Hope.” Sunday’s drawing is one of more than 200 pieces that are currently on display at the 90th Festival of Arts of […]

VIDEO: What’s the role of a county office of education? Here’s a quick look

VIDEO: What’s the role of a county office of education? Here’s a quick look

August 9 , 2022

Did you know there are 58 counties in California, and that each has a county office of education? They all work a little differently, so let’s focus for a moment on the Orange County Department of Education. OCDE has two primary functions: First, the department provides direct instruction to our county’s most vulnerable student populations through its alternative and special education divisions. Second, OCDE supports local school districts with services that are necessary for their operations, including professional development, high-speed […]

New aquatic center at El Modena High School creates a splash

New aquatic center at El Modena High School creates a splash

August 8 , 2022

The student athletes from El Modena High School will no longer need to hold their practices at neighboring teams’ pools.  On Aug. 3, the Orange Unified School District celebrated the opening of the new aquatic center at El Modena High with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new pool deck.  “We are very appreciative of the patience and perseverance our student athletes and their families have shown during the construction of this beautiful new facility,” said Superintendent Gunn Marie Hansen. The […]