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Notice of Public Hearing - KCOE SELPA

The Kings County Special Educational Local Plan Area (SELPA) Governance Council will be hosting a meeting on the Kings County SELPA Local Plan, Annual Budget and Service Plan for the 2021/2022 School Year.

Date/Time:  June17, 2021 @ 9:05am (approximately)

Location:  Kings County Office of Education, 1144 W. Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA  93230

CLICK HERE to view the Meeting Notice

Notice of Destruction of Records

The Hanford Elementary School District (“District”) will be destroying Hanford Elementary Special Education and/or Section 504 records of students who have exited from Special Education and/or Section 504 eligibility prior to July 2016. 

Parents may request a copy of their child’s records by contacting the Office of Special Services which is located at 714 N. White Street in Hanford, CA to place a written request for records. 

This notice is being placed on the District web site and at each school site on May 10, 2021 and will be posted for 30 days. Any aforementioned records will be destroyed June 15, 2021.

El Distrito Escolar Elemental de Hanford ("Distrito") destruirá los registros de educación especial primaria de Hanford y/o de la Sección 504 de los estudiantes que han salido de la Educación Especial y/o la elegibilidad de la Sección 504 antes de julio de 2016.

Los padres pueden solicitar una copia de los registros de sus hijos comunicándose con la Oficina de Servicios Especiales que está ubicada en 714 N. White Street en Hanford, CA para hacer una solicitud por escrito para los registros.

Este aviso se colocará en el sitio web del distrito el 10 de mayo de 2021 y se publicará durante 30 días. Cualquier registro mencionado será destruido el 15 de junio de 2021.


The California Energy Commission's School Bus Replacement Program awarded $1.95 million to Hanford Elementary School District to replace 5 diesel school buses with ELECTRIC BUSES. The program is helping schools throughout the state transition from old, polluting diesel school buses to zero- or low-emissions vehicles, improving children's health by limiting their exposure to transportation-related air pollution and building the green economy.

HESD is proud of our new ELECTRIC BUSES and is the only school district in Kings County with electric buses on the road. Hanford citizens will be able to easily identify our new electric buses due to their green bumpers and rims.

Thank you, California Energy Commission! 

@California Energy Commission

Electric Bus at Lincoln
Electric Bus at Hamilton
Electric Bus at JFK


Public Health Bulletin

On November 16, 2020, the State announced an “Emergency Break” on the Statewide Blueprint for a Safer Economy and an early rollback to more restrictive tiers for most California Counties.


Click Here for details - English - Spanish

FREE Covid-19 Testing

Updated Jan 22, 2021

FREE COVID-19 Testing in the cities of Hanford, Lemoore, Corcoran & Avenal!


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Kings Cares

Updated Jan 20, 2021

Comprehensive support to help COVID-positive essential workers isolate and quarantine safely – in their home or in a hotel.  Healthy food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, transportation and laundry service, and utilities/housing assistance are available.


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Annual Title 1 Meeting

Each year, our school convenes an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all parents of participating children are invited and encouraged to attend.  The purpose of this meeting is to inform parents and family members of their school’s participation in the Title I, Part A program and to explain the requirements and the right of the parents to be involved.


For the 2020-2021 school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s executive order closing school sites, and in an effort to keep our families and community members safe, the 2020-2021 Annual Title I meeting will be presented in recorded format.  This presentation is available in English and Spanish and can be viewed at any time. Links with contact information and for parent/community input will be shown on the last slide in this presentation.





Distance Instruction for Band!

Parents & students you can access these resources on the HESD website & by clicking on the students tab at the top. The attached screencast video will walk you through the process:

Many thanks to:

Corinne Johnson, Jefferson student, showing distance band learning in action. Corinne is taking a band assessment on Flipgrid to submit for feedback.

Our awesome HESD Band Educators for putting together these resources for our students to keep the music alive!


Hanford tops in the country for teachers

The analysts at AdvisorSmith ranked 380 U.S. cities to determine the most attractive cities for teachers to pursue their careers in, based on data including total number of jobs, number of jobs per capita, average annual salaries, and cost of living. They reveal the top 50 cities for teachers in the newly published study, and Hanford comes in at the very top!

View the full article at AdvisorSmith for all the information.