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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.​


La Quinta High music teacher honored for educational excellence

La Quinta High music teacher honored for educational excellence

September 29 , 2022

La Quinta High School teacher Darlene Machacon’s efforts to create music-making opportunities while meeting students’ needs have earned her recognition from the Country Music Association Foundation and its annual Music Teachers of Excellence award. The CMA Foundation chooses to honor 30 music teachers nationwide each year for their ability to positively impact their students and for utilizing “the power of music as an avenue for change.” Machacon is the only teacher to represent the state of California among the 2022 […]

ACCESS educators build relationships to promote better attendance

ACCESS educators build relationships to promote better attendance

September 28 , 2022

Education can only fulfill its promise as the great equalizer when we work to ensure that students are attending school every day and receiving the support they need to learn and thrive.  At the same time, many students experience tremendous barriers and adversities in their lives — including homelessness, poverty, health challenges and difficult family circumstances — that make it difficult for them to go to school.  Those who miss at least 15 days of school in an academic year […]

Orange County Children’s Book Festival to promote diversity in literacy

Orange County Children’s Book Festival to promote diversity in literacy

September 26 , 2022

The annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival, coming up this weekend on Oct. 2, will star an array of authors — among them actors, designers, animators and space engineers. This event has opened kids’ eyes to new subjects and novels since its inaugural event in 2004. The no-cost, family-friendly day is organized by a team made up almost entirely of volunteers under the leadership of co-founder and Executive Director Pat Burns. In its 19th year, the book celebration once again […]

Weekly roundup: Brea Canyon High creates ‘Care Closet’ for students, national Blue Ribbon school, Hispanic Heritage Month, and more

Weekly roundup: Brea Canyon High creates ‘Care Closet’ for students, national Blue Ribbon school, Hispanic Heritage Month, and more

September 23 , 2022

When high school student Nathaniel Ornelas needed a suit to wear to a job interview, he turned to Brea Canyon High School’s “care closet.” “They always have your back, and they’re very caring,” Ornelas said. “They actually want to know what’s happening in your life.” For the past five years, the teachers and staff at the Brea Olinda Unified School District campus have donated food, hygiene products, clothes and other items for students to access in times of need. “These […]