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Community Advisory Committee & Parent Centers

The Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is made up of parents, district personnel, agency representatives and other individuals concerned with the needs of individuals with disabilities. The primary function of the CAC is to advise the district on Special Education programs and services. The CAC is committed to maintaining and developing high quality programs in the district.

Community Advisory Committee Officer's

Chair: Tammie Fanning

Vice Chair: Taryn Sharpe

Secretary: Julie Jordan Scott


If you would like to be added to the CAC email list for meeting reminders please email or you may contact the Special Education Office at (661) 827-4529. 
KHSD Special Education Community Advisory Committee Calendar 
KHSD Special Education Community Advisory Committee Agenda
KHSD Special Education Parent Handbook
The Special Education Parent Handbook was created by the Kern High School District Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to help parents understand more about the process of Special Education and their important role as a partner in education.
Surrogate Parent Opportunities

Our department is looking for community members who would be interested in serving as a Surrogate Parent. A Surrogate Parent is a person who is appointed to act in the interests of a student with a disability when that students parent/guardian is unable to make educational decisions. The Surrogate Parent is a part of the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP)Team and works with the school to plan the student's Special Education services. If you are interested in becoming a Surrogate Parent please email Michelle Blalock at or Brock Shannon at

KHSD Parent Centers

KHSD School Site Parent & Family Centers are designed to provide KHSD Parent/Guardians with opportunities for parent education, school leadership, and volunteerism. Your KHSD Parent & Family Center creates collaborative opportunities between teachers, administrators, school personnel and community members to support students and their families. Your KHSD Parent & Family Centers are designed to provide parents and families with skills, support, and knowledge on an array of modules and topics:

  • Support and monitor their student’s academic success
  • Use technology to support student learning
  • Learn how to promote positive behaviors in the home and at school
  • Become an active volunteer/Parent Leader for KHSD
  • Learn how to navigate school, district, and community services and resources
* Please be advised all services are being provided virtually until further notice.
KHSD Resources for Parents and Families Page