We appreciate your interest and encourage your participation at board meetings. Your presence is evidence of your interest in helping the Kern High School District to attain the goal of excellence in public education for all high school students and adults in our community. Thank you for sharing your time with us.

Trustee Voting Areas (maps)

bryan-batey J. Bryan Batey
Board President
Board Member Since: 1994-2004
Re-Elected: 2006, 2010 & 2014
Current Term Ends: 2018
Trustee Area: 5

Email: bryan_batey@kernhigh.org
phillip-peters Phillip Peters
Board Vice President
Board Member Since: 2014
Current Term Ends: 2018
Trustee Area: 4

Email: phillip_peters@kernhigh.org

jeff-flores Jeff Flores
Board Clerk
Board Member Since: 2014
Re-Elected: 2016
Current Term Ends: 2020
Trustee Area: 2

Email: jeff_flores@kernhigh.org
  Joey O’Connell
Board Clerk Pro Tem
Board Member Since: 2016
Current Term Ends: 2020
Trustee Area: 3

Email: j_oconnell@kernhigh.org
mike-williams  Mike Williams
Board Member
Board Member Since: 2010
Re-elected: 2014
Current Term Ends: 2018
Trustee Area: 1

Email: mike_williams@kernhigh.org

  • January 9, 2017 (Second Monday in January)
  • February 6, 2017
  • March 6, 2017
  • April 3, 2017
  • May 1, 2017
  • June 5, 2017
  • June 26, 2017 (Fourth Monday in June)
  • (No Regular Meeting in July)
  • August 7, 2017
  • September 5, 2017 (Tuesday)
  • October 2, 2017
  • November 6, 2017
  • December 4, 2017* (Annual Organizational Meeting)

Board of Trustees meetings are held in the Board Room located in the EOC Administrative Building, Kern High School District, 5801 Sundale Avenue, Bakersfield, CA  93309.   Closed Session traditionally precedes Open Session and is held in Conference Room ‘A’, unless otherwise posted.   Open Session begins at 7:00 p.m. Regular meetings are usually scheduled for the first Monday of every month, except as noted above.

For further information regarding Board of Trustee meetings, please contact the Office of the Superintendent, (661) 827-3154 (or via FAX at 661-827-3301), or e-mail graci_ashmore@kernhigh.org

Board Agenda

During all regular and special meetings, the Board follows and acts upon an agenda composed of items presented from the Superintendent’s Office, or the Business, Educational Services and Innovative Programs, Human Resources, and Instruction divisions. At least 72 hours before each regular meeting – and 24 hours before each special meeting – an agenda is posted at the District Office, at each school site, and at www.kernhigh.org for public information. You are welcome to receive a copy of the board agenda and supporting information either for a specific meeting or on a regular basis. Agendas are also available at the entrance to the Board Room prior to each meeting. The  consent agenda, expedites action on routine matters. Action is taken on all consent items at one time.

Legal Authority

The Board is responsible to the State of California and the local citizens for providing an educational program for District students in grades nine through twelve. Its actions must conform with:

  • The Constitutions of the United States and the State of California
  • Federal and California statutes and court decisions
  • The California Administrative Code, Title V, Education Code
  • Rules and Regulations of the State Board of Education


Minutes record all Board action. Once adopted, the minutes are public records, available for inspection at the District Office and electronically at www.kernhigh.org.


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