Kings County Office of Education

Todd Barlow, County Superintendent of Schools

Meals, Technology, and Curriculum Working Together!

  • Update Regarding Physical Closures of School Sites Due to the COVID-19
    Outbreak: April 2, 2020  

    Please see this new, April 2, 2020, letter from our County Superintendent updating our community of the consideration by all Kings County district superintendents to extend the closure of physical sites due to ongoing concerns regarding student, staff and community safety due to the continued COVID-19 outbreak. 

    Carta actualizada sobre cierres físicos de sitios escolares debido al brote de COVID-19:
    2 de Abril de 2020
     Consulte esta nueva carta del 2 de abril de 2020 de nuestro Superintendente del Condado que actualiza a nuestra comunidad sobre la consideración de todos los superintendentes de distrito del Condado de Kings de extender el cierre de los sitios físicos debido a las inquietudes actuales con respecto a la seguridad de los estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad debido a la continuación de COVID- 19 brote. 

  • Kings County Health Department

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  • Coronavirus Update for Kings County Families

    Updated April 2, 2020

    Dear parents and guardians of Kings County students, 

    The Kings County office of Education continues to work with the local department of public health, and our school districts to keep informed of the reports and updates regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).  In addition, all our districts have received information from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the California Department of Education (CDE) and based on this latest information have reached the decsion to extend school closures until such time Governor Newsom lifts the "shelter in place" order.

    To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses and other illnesses, everyone should follow standard safety procedures:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick
    • Stay home if you are sick
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
    • Consult a doctor if you have any severe or chronic symptoms

    Parents should contact their local school district office or school site for specific information related to their schools.  Please support and follow direction from administrators regarding measures they are taking to keep all students and staff healthy and safe.

    Contact the Kings County Office of Education to be directed to a specific school site for further questions 589-2500.

    Additional Coronavirus Prevention & Treatment strategies can be found here

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Kings County Quick Facts

  • County Population:
    149,537 (2010 Census)


    Public Schools:
    34 Elementary 
    9 Middle Schools
    6 Traditional High Schools
    12 Alternative High School Programs
    (cited: Public Schools K12)

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  • Message from President & CEO
    Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada

    Date: March 10, 2020

    To our Special Olympics athletes, volunteers, families, and friends,

    Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming competitions, practices, and Healthy Athletes events through March 31, 2020, due to concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus and the illness that it causes, COVID-19.

    Your health and safety are our top priorities. We have followed the recommended precautions at previous competitions and events; we communicated the most current recommendations to all participants. Due to this evolving situation and considering the advice of Special Olympics, Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all winter sports events, Healthy Athletes events, and spring sports practices are canceled through March 31, 2020, or until further information is shared.
    We know that our athletes train very hard to participate in competitions. These decisions are very disappointing for everyone, including the families, fans, volunteers, staff, and board members who support the athletes and look forward to cheering for them.

    Going Forward
    We will do our best to keep all of you informed as news about the coronavirus develops. Updates will be posted by us on our websites, <> and, <> as well as on our Northern California and Nevada Facebook pages. Also, the information will be communicated by our sports staff to our Area Directors, Coaches, and volunteers, in both states, for all effected Special Olympics events.

    Thank you all for your ongoing dedication to, and support of, our Special Olympics programming.


    David L. Solo
    President & CEO, Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada

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