Board Updates

​​County Superintendent of Schools Appointment

​​​Dr. Al Mijares has announced his retirement as Orange County Superintendent of Schools, effective June 30, 2024. The Orange County Board of Education will appoint a successor to complete the remainder of Dr. Mijares' term, which ends on January 4, 2027.​

May 22, 2024 special meeting ​details


Parent Information​

Educational Options in Orange County


Audio: General counsel litigation comment read by Jonathan M. Brenner, board attorney (July 5, 2023)​​

General Counsel litigation settlement (March 3, 2021)

Update on legal challenge to governor, public health officer (August 5, 2020)

Legal challenge to the governor and public health officer (July 28, 2020)

General counsel and budget litigation (July 1, 2020)

Update on general counsel and budget litigation (May 13, 2020)

Update on general counsel litigation (March 4, 2020)

Update on general counsel litigation (February 5, 2020)

Update on general counsel litigation (January 8, 2020)

Budget dispute and litigation (November 26, 2019)

EPIC Charter School petition litigation (April 10, 2019)

CHYA public forum mission statement (September 12, 2018)

Appointment of in-house general counsel (August 7, 2018)



Dan “Ox” Ochsner, host of Ox in the Afternoon on KNSI Radio (St. Cloud, Minnesota), interviews Orange County Board of Education President Dr. Lisa Sparks​.



​​​Savvy Safety in Public Schools Forum.jpgSavvy Safety in Public Schools Forum

​September 20, 2023

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa

Savvy Safety in Public Schools Forum.pdf

Powerpoint Presentations

News Rele​​​ases

Press Release: Safety Forum (Septe​mber 20, 2023)​ ​

Press Release: SB 286 (August 15, 2022)​​​

Press Release (August 4, 2022)​

Press Release (July 6, 2022)​

Press Release (April 7, 2022)​

Governor Newsom’s unending state of emergency challenged in California Supreme Court (August 11, 2021)

OCBE approves suit challenging Governor Newsom's authority to suspend normal administrative rule making and to mandate masking of children in public schools (August 3, 2021)

Orange County Board of Education announces plans to file lawsuit against California Governor to reopen schools (July 28, 2020)


Redistric​​​tin​​​​g 2021

​Every 10 years, coinciding with the release of U.S. Census data, trustee area maps for the Orange County Board of Education are assessed and potentially revised to reflect population shifts. The process known as “redistricting” helps ensure that board members represent an equal number of constituents.​​​​​

2021 r​edistricting resources​ ​

White Papers

Policy Paper on Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Theory in California (January 5, 2022)​

"Opening Schools in Orange County” special community forum (July 13, 2020)

Documents and Resources
2021 redistricting resources

Orange County Board of Education legal documents (January 8, 2020)

Orange County Board of Education petition for writ of mandate (November 26, 2019)

OCBE Interdistrict Appeals Letter (July 13, 2017)

Charter school operator agreement template (June 24, 2014)