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Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Division Contact

Desiree Von Flue
Assistant Superintendent
Phone: (661) 636-4646
FAX1: (661) 636-4127
FAX2: (661) 636-4132

Lorri Kilby
Administrative Secretary
Phone: (661) 636-4629
FAX1: (661) 636-4127
FAX2: (661) 636-4132

Education Services Departments
  • Kern County Consortium (SELPA)

    The Kern County Consortium Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a Multi-District/County Office SELPA. Currently, 44 school districts, 3 charter schools and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office are members of this SELPA which provides special education programs and services to over 10,000 students from birth until age 21 years. All SELPAs have the same basic goal to deliver high quality special education programs and services to students with disabilities in the most effective, efficient, and cost effective manner practicable.

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  • KCROP – East Kern Center

    The Kern County Regional Occupational program (KCROP) is a consortium that works with six participating school districts (El Tejon USD, Mojave USD, Muroc JUSD, Southern Kern USD, Sierra Sands USD, and Tehachapi USD) to provide career and technical education to high school and adult students.

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  • Kern Environmental Education Program (KEEP)

    The Kern Environmental Education Program (KEEP), opened in 1968, provides a five-day residential environmental education program for Kern County’s fifth and sixth grade students. Operated by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office, KEEP’s two campuses serve over 7,000 students each year. This means ALL children. Besides fifth and sixth graders, KEEP staff host and serve the visually and orthopedically handicapped, deaf and hard-of-hearing as well as children and adults with mental disabilities.

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  • Alternative Education (KCCLC)

    Alternative Education is a student centered option that supports and embraces the diverse needs of students by providing an alternative method of delivering instruction and monitoring academic success. Rigorous curricula, intervention programs, extended learning opportunities and safe environments are characteristics of Alternative Education programs. Collaboration with partner agencies and school districts is integral to providing available resources to the students of Kern County.

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  • Special Education

    The Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office through the Division of Special Education provides support services to students throughout Kern County for specific areas of need identified for the student from birth through age 21. Local school districts provide many programs as well. Specialists are available to complete assessment and provide instruction to students who may need additional support and services to make education progress.

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  • Early Childhood Education Services

    Child Development

    • Early Childhood Education
      Early Childhood Education operates 12 child development centers located in Bakersfield, Lamont, McFarland, Shafter, and Wasco; serving more than 1,000 preschool children from low-income families.
    • Community Connection for Child Care
      Community Connection for Child Care (CCCC) is a child development and family services agency dedicated to providing options, education and support to children, families, child development professionals and the community.
    • Early Childhood Council of Kern
      Early Childhood Council of Kern is dedicated to promoting and supporting a community-wide effort that results in a quality child care system that meets the needs of all Kern County children and families.

    Family Services

    • Kern County Network for Children
      The mission of Kern County Network for Children is to protect and enrich the lives of children in Kern County through the commitment of all community partners by helping to build and sustain healthy families.
    • The Dream Center
      The Dream Center & Coffee House focuses on improving the conditions and life outcomes for foster youth by utilizing a one-stop approach to informal and formal support services. The Center is an easily accessible, inviting foster youth resource center for comprehensive, integrated services and unique job training.
  • Valley Oaks Charter Schools

    Valley Oaks Charter School is a parent choice and parent participation, tuition-free charter where parents, teachers and the community work together to educate one student at a time. The school offers a wide range of options including home-based learning, cooperative school programs and classes, independent study, group seminars and learning projects.

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