Let us catch you up on education news in Orange County. Take a look at the OCDE weekly roundup:
- A number of schools in the county have implemented a system that helps identify registered sex offenders as they sign in to visit local campuses.
- The OCDE Newsroom introduced its new “OC District Pulse” video series, which will highlight the programs, services and areas of focus of Orange County school districts.
The Irvine Unified School District is seeking candidates for a new committee that will oversee the spending of a $319 million bond recently approved by voters to upgrade aging facilities.
- Orange County is mourning the loss of Marian Bergeson, a political pioneer who became the first woman ever to hold seats in both the state Senate and Assembly. Bergeson, who was 90, also served as a school board member, a county supervisor and California’s Secretary of Education.
A rising number of students are participating in dual enrollment programs that give them the opportunity to get a jump start on community college courses while they’re still attending high school.