Kern Schools Federal Credit Union has served the needs of its Members and the entire Kern County community for nearly eighty years. Since its humble beginnings in 1938, when a small group of dedicated and concerned teachers met to form a financial cooperative for school employees and their families, Kern Schools has embodied the credit union philosophy of,

“People Helping People”
Originally known as Kern County School Employees Federal Credit Union, Kern Schools was granted a federal charter in 1940. The first Kern Schools “office” was actually a small room located in the library of Bakersfield High School. A single volunteer conducted all the operations for the Credit Union, with Member transaction receipts kept in a shoe box and locked in a desk drawer after hours. By the end of its first year, Kern Schools had 141 members, approximately $1,300 in assets, and was well on its way to serving the school employees of Kern County with a lifetime partnership through quality financial products and services.

Today, Kern Schools is the largest Member-owned financial institution headquartered in Kern County, with more than 150,000 Members and $1.3 billion in assets.

From a single volunteer, the Credit Union has grown to a staff of more than 400 whose sole purpose is to provide the best Member service possible. With ten branch offices and more than seventy ATMs, Kern Schools provides a wide array of products and services, including extensive home and auto loan programs, the latest in online and mobile technology, as well as wealth management services.

- 1938 -

Credit Union established at Bakersfield High School

- 1940 -

Granted Federal Charter as Kern County School Employees Federal Credit Union

- 1962 -

First Branch on Oak Street

- 1969 -

Shortened name to Kern Schools Federal Credit Union

- 1974 -

Ming Branch Opened

- 1977 -

Mt. Vernon Branch Opened

- 1986 -

Town and Country Branch Opened

- 1988 -

Downtown Branch Opened and Vince Rojas was named President/CEO

- 1995 -

River Run Branch Opened

- 1997 -

Delano Express Branch Opened

- 2000 -

DataNet Online Banking Launched

- 2002 -

Panama Branch Opened

- 2004 -

Tehachapi Express Branch Opened

- 2008 -

Rosedale Branch Opened

- 2009 -

Steve Renock was named President/CEO

- 2012 -

DataMobile Banking App Launched

- 2013 -

Buena Vista Branch Opened

- 2014 -

Moved to new Corporate Office at 11500 Bolthouse Drive

- 2015 -

Celebrated 75th Anniversary

We Are Not Your Average Bank

Big banks can talk the talk, but we walk the walk! Kern Schools is the largest Member-owned financial institution headquartered in Kern County, and we are invested in our community. So, any money deposited, is invested into strengthening our community.

We Are Not Your Average Bank �
We Are Not Your Average Bank �
We Are Not Your Average Bank �