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Special Education Department Information


As a single district Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), the Kern High School District is responsible for ensuring high quality special education programs and services at our 18 comprehensive high schools and numerous special education centers to promote the educational success of students with disabilities. We are committed to excellence and believe that all students can learn and become responsible members of our community.


Should you have questions regarding KHSD Special Education Services & Supports or if you need to request Special Education records please email or contact the KHSD Special Education Office at (661) 827-4529.

Incoming Freshman Parent Information Questionnaire 
If you would like the KHSD Special Education Department to answer any questions you might have regarding your student being a incoming freshman please fill out the form below so that we can better serve you.
Incoming Freshman Parent Information Presentation
The PowerPoint below was shared at both of the Incoming Freshman Parent Information Nights.
The District Student Calendar is provided here, but please visit your school's website to see more specific information about the daily/weekly class schedule for your site.
Student Log-In & Canvas Information


The following videos are step-by-step regarding how to log in using the single sign on for KHSD student sign-in:


English Version

Spanish Version


The following is a step-by-step regarding how to login into Canvas for the first time:

We are excited with the services and programs that are available to our students, parents/guardians, teachers, support staff and the community.


Surrogate Parent: 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 best interest of a student with a disability when that student's parent/guardian is unable to make educational decisions. The Surrogate Parent is a part of the student's 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 Stacy Garrett at


Community Advisory Committee (CAC): During the 2021-2022 school year, the committee will hold multiple meetings. The Community Advisory Committee answers questions and addresses concerns related to the needs of our students. Click here to visit the Community Advisory web page. 


New Teacher Trainings: All first and second year teachers are provided with instruction related to Special Education and the Kern High School District. Topics include case management, writing IEPs, understanding assessments and their relationship to student needs, developing transition plans that will best serve our student population and behavior intervention plans.


Professional Assault Crisis Training (ProACT): Throughout the year, Special Education certificated and classified staff participate in Pro-ACT Training. The purpose of the training is to help staff critically assess a crisis situation and determine the safest response.


CAPTAIN: CAPTAIN is a multi-agency network developed to support the understanding and use of Evidence Based Practices for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder across the state The KHSD CAPTAIN Leadership Team will be providing staff development opportunities to teachers and support staff throughout the year. For additional information on CAPTAIN click here.





Special Education District Office


5801 Sundale Ave.

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Phone: (661) 827-4529

Fax: (661) 827-3303