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1144 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230

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On June 17, 2015, we will swear in new County Board member Mary Gonzales-Gomez. Mary, who lives in Corcoran, will represent the communities of Corcoran, Kettleman City, and Avenal and their surrounding areas. Mary will complete the term of long time Board member Joe Hammond who passed away in February. Mary comes to the County Board with school district board experience, having served on the Corcoran Unified School District Board. We look forward to her active participation on our Board.
The County Board has very specific responsibilities that are different than those of a school district board. The County Board serves as the appellate body hearing inter-district transfer appeals. When a student, requesting to attend a school different than the school where they live, is denied that request, the student has the right to appeal the denial to the County Board of Education.The Board deliberates to balance student desire with the rules that govern the process.
Another Board responsibility that is different than a school district board, deals with student expulsions. Again, the County Board is the appellate body hearing an appeal when a student or their parent disagrees with a school district’s board decision to expel a student. Acting in this role, the Board must weigh the rights of the student with the rights of the school district when making their decision.
Often seeking advice from legal counsel, the Board works diligently and carefully to make difficult decisions that affect the future of a student’s education. The Board takes these decisions seriously and I commend the Board for consistently acting to make decisions that are student centered and that comply with the education codes that regulate the process.

Tim Bowers
County Superintendent of Schools


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Tim Bowers
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1144 W. Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, CA 93230
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