Education equity group to hold community forum on student discipline and school climate

January 7, 2020 /

The Kern Education Justice Collaborative is holding a Community Forum this month to inform the community on how to achieve a more equitable education system in Kern County.

Topics to be discussed include the results of the lawsuit against the Kern High School District; alternatives to harsh discipline, including Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports; student’s right to celebrate Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month; the importance of having a diverse teaching staff; and what guardians can do to hold school districts accountable.

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At the last form held in September, KEJC informed community members
the number of voluntary and involuntary transfers rose, and advocates linked those numbers to a rise in expulsions at continuation schools.

The forum is taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the office of Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, 615 California Ave.

Food and drinks will be provided. Interpretation will also be available.