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Kings County Board of Education

1144 W. Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 589-2506

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The Kings County Board of Education are elected officials representing the five trustee areas comprised of Avenal, Corcoran, Hanford, Lemoore, and Armona. The County Board of Education operates under the authority of the California Constitution, the State Legislature, California Education Code, and the California State Board of Education.

The elected board members also serve as the County Committee on School District Organization. In this role, the Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending proposals for school district unification, boundary changes, and transfer of territory.


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 Brown Act Alert

Brown Act Amendment Requires Reporting of Individual Votes
Newly enacted legislation, which takes effect January 1, 2014, requires votes of individual board members to be publicly reported. The purpose of the legislation is to provide greater public transparency by legislative bodies such as school governing boards.
Contact the County Office of Education for complete details.
William Gundacker, President
Trustee Area 4
Term Expires November 2018 
Marlene (Mickey) Thayer, Vice President
Trustee Area 1
Term Expires November 2020
Glenn Estes
Trustee Area 5
Term Expires November 2020

Mike Robinson
Trustee Area 3
Term Expires November 2018

Mary Gonzales-Gomez
Trustee Area 2
Term Expires November 2020

   The County Board of Education has responsibility for:

           Adopting policies governing the operation of the Board;
Acting as the appeals board for student expulsions;
           Acting as the appeals board for inter-district transfers;
           Acting as the appeals board for Charter School petitions;
           Establishing the County Superintendent’s salary;
           Potentially serving as the landlord and owner of property.


      Through its role of long-range policy development and other critical functions, the Board works with the
     Kings County Superintendent of Schools and staff
 to offer the most effective education programs and
     district support services.
 The Board also encourages the involvement of families and communities and is
 vehicle for  citizen access to communication about Kings County Office of Education's programs and

Interdistrict Attendance Appeals
Kings County Office of Education Extranet Website