19 Sep
New Website Launches to Help Address Local Teacher Shortage

New Website Launches to Help Address Local Teacher Shortage

To complement a statewide initiative to help recruit prospective educators to the profession amid an ongoing teacher shortage in California, KCSOS’s Teacher Development Program has launched an outreach campaign and new website to help address the local teacher shortage. The site, located at teachkern.org, is designed to educate prospective teachers on the vast benefits of […]

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10 Aug
KCSOS Holds Annual Transportation Awards

KCSOS Holds Annual Transportation Awards

KCSOS held its annual transportation awards in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol on Aug. 10 at KCSOS’s Student Service Center. The CHP awarded bus drivers who have driven for at least 10 years or a minimum of 100,000 miles without a preventable accident with their coveted CHP Safe Driving Certificates. KCSOS’s Safe Driving Pins […]

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05 Aug
Kern County College Night Returns

Kern County College Night Returns

After being held virtually for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office, in conjunction with the Kern High School District, will host the annual Kern County College Night in-person on Monday, Sept. 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mechanics Bank Convention Center. The […]

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09 Jun
$18.1M Workforce Grant Announced

$18.1M Workforce Grant Announced

Educational attainment in Kern County lags behind the statewide average. The region has among the largest share of residents lacking a high school degree or equivalent, and the smallest with a bachelor’s degree or higher. This education gap often equates to gaps in the available qualified workforce and in personal earning potential. Assistance is on […]

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02 Jun
Kern Community Mentoring AmeriCorps Program Seeks Mentors

Kern Community Mentoring AmeriCorps Program Seeks Mentors

TThe Kern County Superintendent of Schools office announced today that its Kern Community Mentoring AmeriCorps program is seeking mentors for the upcoming school year. AmeriCorps Members deliver high-quality mentorships to 700 underserved students each year at school sites throughout Kern County with the goal of increasing student engagement, improving the school climate, and causing lasting […]

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25 May
Resources on How to Discuss School Violence

Resources on How to Discuss School Violence

On May 24, 2022, Robb Elementary School students, staff, and families experienced something that no one should ever have to endure, and certainly not at a place we trust is safe for our children. This senseless loss of life will be difficult for adults to process on their own while trying to support children and young […]

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18 May
Community School Grants Awarded

Community School Grants Awarded

TThe California State Board of Education and the California Department of Education announced on May 18 that nineteen Kern County Local Education Agencies (LEAs) were awarded California Community School Partnership Program grants totaling more than $65.5M. The grant program supports schools’ efforts to partner with community agencies and local government to align community resources to […]

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09 May
2022 STEM Olympiad Results Announced

2022 STEM Olympiad Results Announced

Approximately 100 6th through 8th grade students took part in Kern County’s first-ever STEM Olympiad, which took place at Liberty High School on May 7. At the STEM Olympiad, students worked together in teams of up to six to compete in various events. The events involved fields and topics including math, science, engineering, and technology. […]

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04 May
Kern County Teachers of the Year Announced

Kern County Teachers of the Year Announced

Frontier High School Special Education Teacher Kurt Keckley, Literacy Intervention Teacher Kelsea Linnell from Elk Hills School, and 8th grade History teacher Hanna Rahberger from Cato Middle School have been named 2022 Kern County Teachers of the Year finalists. The selections were announced at a reception on May 3, 2022 sponsored by Valley Strong Credit […]

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30 Apr
Oral Language Festival Winners Announced

Oral Language Festival Winners Announced

More than 135 students who rose through their school, district and regional competitions presented their interpretations of a published literary work during the 51st annual Kern County Oral Language Festival held on April 30 at Stonecreek Jr. High School. Presentations were 3-5 minutes in length with grades 4-6 and grades 7-8 competing separately. Categories of […]

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