KCSOS Spotlight

02 Oct
Find It, Be It Kern Campaign 

Find It, Be It Kern Campaign 

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools has partnered with the Kern Community College District in a CAREER pathways improvement project that will support students enrolling and completing high school to college CAREER pathways. We’ve partnered with Full Capacity Marketing to develop a new outreach program for our communities designed to increase awareness and enroll middle […]

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16 Sep
At-Home Learning Resources

At-Home Learning Resources

Page has been moved kern.org/at-home-learning/

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09 Sep
Kern Schools Reopening FAQ

Kern Schools Reopening FAQ

Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health have released guidance related to reopening schools. For more information regarding statewide guidance relative to COVID-19 and schools, click HERE. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. What are the state requirements for allowing schools to reopen for in-person instruction? Every county in California is […]

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09 Sep
Novel Coronavirus Resources  

Novel Coronavirus Resources  

School Re-opening Guidance On July 17, 2020, Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated guidance related to the re-opening of public and private schools for the 2020-21 school year. That guidance is HERE.  On Aug. 3, 2020, CDPH released an FAQ document that further outlines its guidance. That FAQ is […]

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08 Sep
Kern County College Night Info Sessions

Kern County College Night Info Sessions

Kern County College Night took place virtually on Sept. 14 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Kern County College Night — which annually attracts representatives from 100 colleges and universities and nearly 10,000 students and parents — was held virtually this year on Monday, Sept. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The event […]

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18 Aug
B of A donates $75k for distance learning support

B of A donates $75k for distance learning support

When the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in physical school closures last spring, thousands of local students and educators had to quickly figure out how to safely and effectively continue academics remotely.  Mary C. Barlow, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, looked to the private sector and community partners for support. Among the first to come forward was […]

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03 Aug
KCSOS helps pave way for improved distance learning

KCSOS helps pave way for improved distance learning

As Kern County schools prepare to convene for the 2020-21 school year, distance learning is slated to continue to a large degree amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past several months, Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) has lead a team of regional educators from 17 Kern County school districts and partners from Fresno, Kings […]

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28 Jul
Number of homeless students expected to rise

Number of homeless students expected to rise

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools’ McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program announced today that it is ramping up support to Kern County schools to help identify and connect schools with families who are struggling with housing, especially those as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment, […]

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07 Jul
Equity in Education Resources

Equity in Education Resources

As advocates for children, KCSOS strives to bring educational equity to each and every child in Kern County. We define equity in education as follows: Equity is ensuring educational environments employ a systemic approach through access, opportunities, and supports to: celebrate and value all students; raise achievement; narrow gaps; and eliminate the predictability of student […]

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30 Jun
Teacher Development Program partners with CSUB

Teacher Development Program partners with CSUB

It’s safe to say that teachers make the world go ‘round, from their support and encouragement to teaching children the fundamentals they need to know in life. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing recognizes this and recently awarded a grant to the Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) Teacher Development Program. Fifty-six students in the Special […]

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