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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.​


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​​​Fentanyl Dangers
What makes fentanyl exceedingly dangerous is its potency — and the fact tha​t many of its victims don’t know they’re taking the synthetic opioid.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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.​​


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.​

County Committee on School District Organization Agenda

With members elected by local boards of education, the County Committee studies and makes recommendations related to the organization and reorganization of school districts, their boundaries, and their trustee elections.​
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Dr. Stefan Bean selected as next Orange County superintendent of schools

Dr. Stefan Bean selected as next Orange County superintendent of schools

June 18 , 2024

Longtime educator Dr. Stefan Bean, who currently serves as executive director of the Irvine International Academy, has been selected to be the next Orange County superintendent of schools. The Orange County Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Bean on Tuesday evening, more than three weeks after a special meeting that spanned several hours and featured interviews with six candidates. Upon taking office on July 1, he will be Orange County’s 12th superintendent of schools dating back to 1889. “I honestly […]

Former Fullerton student overcomes odds to promote from Nicolas Junior High

Former Fullerton student overcomes odds to promote from Nicolas Junior High

June 18 , 2024

On May 31, Fullerton School District eighth-graders walked across an outdoor stage on the Fullerton Union High School campus to receive their certificates of promotion from administrators and board trustees while loved ones cheered them on from the stands.   For Martha Trujillo, this moment was a milestone nearly 17 years in the making. While attending Nicolas Jr. High as an eighth-grade student in 2007, Trujillo exhibited behaviors that led to her expulsion. After grappling with hardships that took her down […]

Orange County Board of Education set to appoint new county superintendent 

Orange County Board of Education set to appoint new county superintendent 

June 18 , 2024

The Orange County Board of Education is poised to appoint a new county superintendent of schools to succeed Dr. Al Mijares, who has announced his plans to retire on June 30. The open session portion of tonight’s meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the Board Room of the Orange County Department of Education, which is located at 200 Kalmus Drive. The meeting will also be streamed live on YouTube. The county superintendent oversees schools, programs and educational services managed […]

Anaheim Elementary School District names Jesus ‘Jesse’ Chavarria as new superintendent

Anaheim Elementary School District names Jesus ‘Jesse’ Chavarria as new superintendent

June 17 , 2024

The Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education has named Jesus “Jesse” Chavarria as the district’s new superintendent, following a rigorous interview process. Chavarria’s appointment was confirmed at the board’s Wednesday night meeting, with his tenure as superintendent set to commence on July 1. Chavarria’s career in education spans nearly three decades, beginning as a teacher with the South Whittier School District. He joined the elementary-only school district 25 years ago as a sixth-grade teacher and has since held various […]