Kings County Office of Education

Todd Barlow, County Superintendent of Schools


     The five elected trustees of the Kings County Board of Education each represent different geographic areas within our county. Like other locally elected boards, the Kings County Board of Education is required to review the population in each trustee area after the release of the Census data to see if any changes need to be made.

    Redistricting is the process by which new trustee area boundaries are drawn.  

    The Kings County Board of Education will conduct a public hearing on December 15, 2021, at 4:00 pm at the Kings County Office of Education, 1144 W. Lacey Boulevard, Hanford, CA.

    In accordance with California Education Code section §1002, following each decennial federal census, an adjustment to the boundaries of any or all of the trustee areas of the county board of education may be made as necessary to meet the population criteria set forth in subdivision (a):

    1) Topography     

    2) Geography

    3) Cohesiveness, contiguity, integrity, and compactness of territory

    4) Community of interest of the trustee areas.

    All proposed changes will shift a small portion of trustee area 5 to trustee area 3. A review of three (3) proposed maps is available and will remain open for public comment until December 15, 2021.

    Click here to submit feedback.

  • Join the KCOE Team!

    Best Decision You'll Make in 2021

  • Independent Study         Shelly Baird School
       District Independent Study

       Shelly Baird School is offering full-time, in-person instruction for the
    2021-22 school year.

    An Independent Study Program can be offered by the district of residence
    through a student's
    Individualized Education Program (IEP).



    If you are interested in this option for your student, please contact Shelly Baird School
    at 559-584-5546 to schedule an IEP team meeting.


  • Appointment Required All Kings County Office of Education facilities remain closed to the public.

    Appointments are required to conduct essential business such as LiveScan fingerprinting, Proficiency testing, Teacher credentialing matters, and any other business related matters that require in-person interaction.
    Please call the department directly or call the main office at 559-584-1441 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.
    We thank you for your continued support of our efforts to comply with state mandates and to help prevent the spread of illness. As a reminder, per CDPH guidelines masks are required.

County Office Facilities