Kings County Office of Education

Todd Barlow, County Superintendent of Schools

  • School Board Elections

     School board members are locally elected public officials entrusted with governing a community’s public schools.

    The role of the school board is to ensure that school districts are responsive to the values, beliefs and priorities of their communities.

      Boards fulfill this role by performing
    five major responsibilities:

                           √ Setting direction;

                           √  Establishing an effective and
                               efficient structure;

                           √  Providing support;

                           √  Ensuring accountability;

                            √ Providing community
                                leadership as advocates
                                for children, the school district
                                and public schools.

     These five responsibilities represent core functions that are so fundamental to a school system’s accountability to the public  that they can only be performed by an elected governing body. Authority is granted to the board as a whole, not each  member individually. Therefore, board members fulfill these responsibilities by working together as a governance team with the superintendent to make decisions that will best serve all the students in the community.

              Eligibility Requirements

         √ 18 years of age or older;

         √ Citizen of California;

         √ Resident of the school district;

         √ Registered voter;

         √ Not legally disqualified from holding civil office.

    If you are interested in running for your local school board

    candidacy filing dates are July 13, 2020, through August 7, 2020.

    For more information click: County of Kings Elections Department

  • Kings County Health Department

    Coronavirus Daily Updates
    Every Morning at 9:00 a.m.


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)

Upcoming Events

View Calendar

  • United States Census 2020
    58.1% of National Househlds Have Responded


    2020 Census  It has never been easier to respond to the census on your own, whether online at, over the phone, or by mail.
     More than half of all of the households in the country have responded – that’s 85,900,000 households so far!

    How Does Kings County Rank?  Take a look by clicking on this link:

County Office Facilities