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Message from the Superintendent

1144 W. Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 589-2500

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The second semester of the 2014-15 school year is underway. Yellow school buses are back out on the streets, and classrooms are buzzing with activity and learning. High School students are finishing up preparation for the Academic Decathlon to be held at Corcoran High January 31 and February 7. At the Academic Decathlon, teams comprised of 9 high school students compete in academic events over 2 Saturdays. Our local county winning team then goes on to compete at the state and possibly national level. All of the County’s best student spellers in grades 1-8 are gearing up for the annual Spelling Bee Week, February 17-20. The event is held at the Hanford Civic Auditorium. Like Academic Decathlon, our local winners in grades 5-8 go on to compete at the statewide level. Please contact Dee Fricks at 589-7074, if you are interested in volunteering for either event. The County Office is proud to sponsor these and other countywide student events.

Tim Bowers, Kings County Superintendent of Schools


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Joe Hammond Jr.



Joe was appointed to represent Area 2, cities of Avenal and Corcoran, in August 2001, and remained an active member of the board until his passing.



The County Board depended on Joe for his candor in times of difficult matters facing the Board and it is certain decisions reached were made in the best interest of the student.

 Kings County has lost a true friend of education!

Retired Teachers Association Announces Grant Winners



Island School teachers, Amy Roselius (L) and Molly Rhoads (R) are the 2015 recipients of the Retired Teachers Grant Award. They each received a $200 award for classroom supplies.


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​Congratulations to the 2015 Kings County Spelling Bee Winners.

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Tim Bowers
Kings County Office of Education
1144 W. Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: (559) 589-2506
Fax: (559) 589-7001
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