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Notice is hereby given that Hanford Elementary School District (DISTRICT) is soliciting Request for Proposals for RFP No. 24-01, Culinary Consultant. The Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select a Consultant to provide culinary services for one (1) year with the option of up to two (2) one-year renewals

A Pre-conference regarding statement of qualifications submittal is scheduled Thursday, March 5, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. PST. The virtual Pre-conference will be hosted via Zoom with options to join in online or over the phone.

Proposals will be received prior to 02:01 P.M. PST on March 19, 2024 in the Hanford Elementary School District Fiscal Office at 714 N. White Street Hanford, CA 93230. Qualifications received later than the designated time and date will not be accepted. Facsimile (FAX), mailed or e-mailed copies of submittals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be read out loud as it is based on proposal criteria scoring.

Hanford Elementary School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Consultants or any combination thereof.

Copies of the RFP documents may be downloaded from the Hanford Elementary School District website at: Refer any questions to Anneliese Roa at (559) 585-3632.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Governing Board of the Hanford Elementary School District will hold a hearing and consider input from the public on the proposed adoption of a Developer Fee Justification Study for the District and an increase in the statutory school facility fee (“Level I Fee”) on new residential and commercial/industrial developments as approved by the State Allocation Board on January 24, 2024. The adoption of the Study and the increase of the Level I Fee are necessary to fund the construction of needed school facilities to accommodate students due to development.

Members of the public are invited to comment in writing, on or before February 28, 2024, or appear in person at the hearing at 5:30 PM on February 28, 2024, at the following location:

Hanford Elementary School District
714 N. White Street
Hanford, CA 93230

Materials regarding the Study and the Level I Fee are on file and are available for public review at the District Office located at 714 N. White Street Hanford, CA.

Publish: 02/06/2024

Notice of Destruction of Records

Pursuant to sections 300.624 and 303.416 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Hanford Elementary School District hereby provides notification of the intent to destroy special education student records.  Every June, Hanford Elementary destroys special education records that are no longer useful to the district.  These special education records are educational records of students who have promoted from the District, exited from special education, or not attended school in the District five (5) years prior to the date of destruction.

Prior to this destruction, you may want to request a copy of your educational records, or as a conservator, the educational records of a conserved person, for future employment, education, insurance, or public benefits purposes. A written request for a copy of special education records can be made at the Office of Special Services which is located at 714 N. White Street in Hanford, CA 93230 before June.  You can direct your questions to the Office of Special Services at  (559) 585-3617.  


Big Smiles - Dental Care

Hanford Elementary has partnered with Big Smiles to offer in-school dental care.  Simply complete the permission form or go to to sign up your child.

There may be no cost to you if your child is insured with Medi-Cal.  Private insurance and self-pay options are also available.  

Our in-school dental program saves you time and provides a safe and comfortable place for your child to receive gentle dental care from licensed, local professionals.  Dental care includes a complete dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when necessary, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings.

By having your child see the in-school dentist, you can help reduce the risk of:

  • Early tooth loss caused by dental decay
  • Gum disease
  • Heart disease
  • Impaired speech development

Taking care of your child's teeth is an important part of keeping them healthy.

Permission Form for service can be completed at



Guide to Mental Wellness

HESD offers a wide range of educational, health, mental, and social-emotional supports to ensure
all students can access educational resources. At each school, school professionals work together
to support students and their families.

Click Here for More Information


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


Annual Title 1 Meeting

Each year, our schools 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.  Dates and times will be posted at each school.



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.