Kern High School Teachers Association


Our Mission:

"Our students are the
center of everything we do"

It's more than a motto.
We provide opportunities and resources - we work to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed regardless of where they live.
We put the focus on student success - advocating tirelessly for our students to succeed to the highest degree possible.
We work hard to encourage our district to hire and retain high quality teachers. 


Our Mission

The Kern High School Teachers Association is the exclusive representative of the certificated staff of the Kern High School District. The Association was organized in 1977 as the Kern High Faculty Association and has a current membership of 1,700 members. 96% of all teachers teaching in the District are members of the Association. KHSTA is dedicated to the service of its members and strives to guarantee the emotional, physical and professional well being of each member it represents. Our strength is our unity.


Our Benefits

If you are member of CTA, you have the opportunity to participate in some unique member benefit programs.  CTA believes in offering value for your membership.


kern high school benefits

The Kern High School District provides generous and comprehensive benefits to employees and eligible dependents, including retirement, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. 

NEA members benefits

Our enduring promise is to make NEA members’ lives better. Through our carefully vetted, best-in-class programs and services, as well as know-how and solutions to help you be an empowered consumer, we’re here to help you make the most of your membership every day.

cta members benefits

Your CTA Access to Savings discounts & deals program! Start saving money with these valuable offers!

cta invest

Our goal is your financial well-being. We spotlight key financial topics so you can get the most out of your money and achieve your financial goals.

Scholarship Fund deduction form

All contributions to the KHSTSA Scholarship Fund are tax-deductible and go directly toward academic and vocational scholarships for the students we teach. You can read more about this program here.


Get Informed

Here you can find important and useful information regarding your rights, our current contract, salary schedules, and bargaining information. Click below to learn more.


your rights

For information regarding common workplace issues, explore the complete Know Your Rights! archive below.


Click below to view our current contract.


Learn how bargaining works in the district and see updates.


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Winning T-Shirt Design by Louis Chavez of North High!

Congratulations to Louis Chavez! Laura Ghilarducci, Communications Chairperson, would like to thank all the KHSTA Teachers that submitted wonderful graphic T-Shirt designs.



Our District

The Kern High School District (KHSD) is headquartered in Bakersfield, California and serves the county of Kern located at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. The Kern High School District is California’s largest 9-12 high school district with more than 35,000 students and 3,500 employees. The KHSD encompasses about 3,500 square miles, about 43 percent of the total area of Kern County. Founded in 1893, the KHSD currently includes:


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