The Kern High School District Office of Special Education would like to invite you to participate in an informal meeting to discuss incoming 9th grade Special Education Students for the 2019-20 school year. This will be an opportunity for parents/guardians to ask Special Education Department Administrators questions regarding IEPs, services, programs and transition to high school.
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mira Monte High School—Auditorium
1800 S. Fairfax Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Kern High School District Office-Boardroom/E.O.C. Building
5801 Sundale Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309
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.
We are excited this year 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 interests of a student with a disability when that students parent/guardin is unable to make educational decisions. The Surrogate Parent is apart of the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP)Team and works with the school to plan the students Special Education services. If you are interested in becoming a Surrogate Parent please contact Josh Witcher or Brock Shannon at (661) 827- 4529 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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, behavior intervention, and TETRIS training which connects student behavior to mental health issues.
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 multiagency 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