KCSOS Spotlight

19 Jan
Virtual Education Fair Scheduled for Feb. 5

Virtual Education Fair Scheduled for Feb. 5

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools will host a Virtual Education Fair on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This virtual fair is exclusive to Kern County School Districts. Individuals who are fully credentialed, intern-eligible and holders of bachelor’s degrees or higher are invited to attend. The event is Kern County’s largest […]

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06 Jan
Specially Yours Conference Slated for May 5

Specially Yours Conference Slated for May 5

An upcoming conference hosted by the Kern County Consortium SELPA focuses on providing parents of children with special needs the education, resources, and tools needed to help empower parents to make the best decisions for their children. The fourth bi-annual conference, titled “Specially Yours,” will focus on behavior, academic, and social regression and how to […]

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15 Dec
You Make a Difference Award Recipients

You Make a Difference Award Recipients

Every year, KCSOS solicits nominations for its annual You Make a Difference Awards, which recognize employees in three categories — Overall Excellence, Innovation in Education, and Distinguished Service. Final selections were made by a committee consisting of office employees who select the honorees based on their “dedication and contributions to the success of the overall […]

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10 Dec
SPIN Launches Pilot with Dream Center

SPIN Launches Pilot with Dream Center

William Darden, left, and Brandon Parker are two of the participants in the Dream Center’s mobility study in partnership with SPIN, Golden Empire Transit and UC Davis. The Dream Center of Kern County is in the beginning stages of an exciting pilot program to expand transportation opportunities for vulnerable youth ages 18 to 25. SPIN […]

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06 Dec
We the People Congressional Hearings

We the People Congressional Hearings

Nearly 250 students from nine local high schools put their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution to the test over the weekend during the annual We the People Congressional Hearings held at Golden Valley High School. Centennial High School won the regional competition and will move on to represent Kern County in the state championships to […]

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03 Nov
Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Info

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Info

  COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available for Those 5-Years and Older On Friday, October 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention affirmed that decision on Tuesday, Nov. 2.  More information regarding the EUA can be […]

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03 Nov
Innovative and Impactful Schools Announced

Innovative and Impactful Schools Announced

 The Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) has announced Kern County’s 2020 and 2021 Innovative and Impactful Schools (I2S), recognizing more than two dozen individual campuses for their strategies that have proven successful in helping close the achievement gap and improving school climate. Specifically, the 2020 and 2021 recognitions honored schools for student performance […]

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01 Nov
Christine Lizardi Frazier Center Dedicated

Christine Lizardi Frazier Center Dedicated

In honor of the 20th Kern County Superintendent of Schools — Dr. Christine Lizardi Frazier, who served in the role from 2009-2017 — KCSOS today dedicated its newest facility as the Christine Lizardi Frazier Student Services Center. Formerly known as the “Chase Building,” the facility is located at the corner of 17th Street and Chester Avenue in […]

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14 Sep
Kern County College Night Info Sessions

Kern County College Night Info Sessions

Kern County College Night took place virtually on Sept. 1 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Kern County College Night was held virtually this year on Monday, Sept. 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The event has been co-presented by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools and the Kern High School District for […]

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07 Sep
Do the Math Celebrates 20th Season

Do the Math Celebrates 20th Season

On March 13, 2002, officials from the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office and community partners gathered at KCSOS’s downtown Bakersfield headquarters to launch a new educational TV program called  “Do the Math.” After nearly two decades and with more than 900 live episodes in the books, the program kicked off its 20th season on […]

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