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​Saluting the Orange County Teachers of the Year

OCDE has produced this virtual tribute to the 2021 Orange County Teachers of the Year honorees, including the six county finalists.​​


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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.​


​Orange County Together

​Representatives from OCDE and school districts across the county have developed a comprehensive guide with recommendations for reopening more than 600 local schools.​​​

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 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.​


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