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The Kern High School District participates in the FCC's schools and libraries universal support program, commonly know as E-rate.  The E-rate program is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), and provides discounts to qualifying schools and libraries for telecommunication and internet service related purchases.


FCC E-Rate 


The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) stipulates that schools which participate in the E-rate program must provide internet training and policy awareness for their students.




Kern High School District Internet Training and Policy Awareness Courses


Each year, our schools teach students how to use technology safely and responsibly by using lesson plans and materials from Common Sense Education’s K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

Students at each grade level participate in 2 short, meaningful lessons on using technology in a responsible manner.


9th Grade: Protecting Online Reputations   &  Chatting and Red Flags

10th Grade: Countering Hate Speech Online  &   Rewarding Relationships

11th Grade: Online Disinhibition and Cyberbullying  &  Who’s Looking at Your Digital Footprint?

12th Grade: The Change You Want to See  &   We Are Civil Communicators