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 1,300 permanent 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 160,000 students and is Dedicated to World Class Education…Where Every Student Succeeds.