Kings Canyon Unified School District is required by law to notify parents of various issues related to their student's education and well-being. Resources regarding mandated notifications can be found on this page.
Effective January 1, 2020, Senate Bill 1104 requires that resources about Human Trafficking be made available to parents by all school districts. Information is provided here for your use.
Human Trafficking is a reality in California’s Central Valley. All of us need to work together in the fight against it. You too can be the one to:
This video designed for health professionals provides an informative overview of the issue of human trafficking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crXSy1ttw8o
Ways KCUSD is working to educate staff and students:
- Information to students has been mandated since 2017. In Kings Canyon Unified information is provided once in middle school and once in high school as part of the Positive Prevention program.
- Staff training will be provided through the PROTECT Program, in conjunction with the Office of Fresno County Superintendent of Schools.
If you believe you are the victim of sex trafficking and/or forced labor or slavery, or if you want to report a tip or suspicious activity, contact the national Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-3737-888. For more information visit www.polarisproject.org and http://oag.ca.gov/human-trafficking
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.