About Us

The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) serves as the center for educational leadership and coordination, providing the broadest possible services for over 500,000 children and young adults in the schools of Orange County. The Department is responsible for interpretation and enforcement of state laws as directed by the Legislature, the State Board of Education, and the California Department of Education. In addition, OCDE partners with families, businesses, and the community to promote student success and well-being in Orange County.

With more than 2,000 full- and part-time employees, OCDE provides cost-effective, centralized services, including Alternative and Correctional Education, Outdoor Science, Career Technical Education Partnership, Special Education, Child Care Services, and Student Programs. OCDE serves more than 170,000 students where Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.ocde.us.

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