Mr. Silas Bartsch was the first superintendent of Kings Canyon Unified School District, which was the combination of Reedley Elementary and Orange Cove Elementary school districts. Mr. Bartsch went on to serve our community in association to many other community organizations such as Valley Public Television and Fresno Pacific University.
Construction on the Silas Bartsch Campus began in 2008. This was a direct result of the communities of Reedley and Orange Cove passing Measure K. The Silas Bartsch School Campus opened on October 27, 2009 to over 400 students. Established as a K-8 school, Silas Bartsch School opened as a K-6 for the 2008/09 school year and became a complete K-8 in the 2010/11 school year.