Elizabeth Sanchez

Elizabeth Sanchez Elizabeth Sanchez is the program associate for South Kern Sol. She can be reached at elizabeth@southkernsol.org.

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Bakersfield City School District considers implementing modified calendar and remediation summer school program

March 6, 2019 / By

The Bakersfield City School District is exploring the idea of implementing a modified calendar — a year-round school year — and bringing back a remediation summer school program in upcoming years, according to Irma Cervantes, the district’s spokeswoman.

‘There is no better way to show love than by breaking bread’: South High celebrates Black History Month with annual luncheon

February 28, 2019 / By

Community members, South High staff and students had a special lunch Thursday at South High’s annual Black History Month Luncheon.

Amid stalled salary talks, ire over summer school, BCSD teachers shut out of public meeting

February 28, 2019 / By

Lyndsi Andreas was prepared to speak at the Bakersfield City School District board meeting Tuesday. One of the topics at hand?

Bakersfield City School District to bring back revamped summer school program next year

February 23, 2019 / By

Bakersfield City School District officials plan to bring summer school back in 2020 after a one-year hiatus, Superintendent Harry ‘Doc’ Ervin said Saturday during a community forum at Walter Stiern Middle School.

Bakersfield City School District cuts summer school; funds allocated to the program to pay for rise in costs of school services

February 21, 2019 / By

Children living in the Bakersfield City School District will not be attending summer school this year after district officials cut the program to save money — a decision that is being criticized by education advocates.

Lamont man celebrates 110th birthday; he credits his longevity to prayer, a healthy diet and minimal stress

January 24, 2019 / By and

Last Thursday, Modesto Lopez Bautizta began his day by giving thanks to God for living another day — just as he does every day.

Education advocacy group holds forum to provide an update on KHSD’s suspensions, expulsions and school climate

January 10, 2019 / By

The Kern Education Justice Collaborative invites the public to attend a community forum to learn about the Kern High School District’s policies and practices.

Advocates encourage public to participate in LCAP hearings to make school more inclusive for students

December 16, 2018 / By

For the first three years of high school, Chyna Patz didn’t feel safe at school. She was bullied for the way she looked, the way she dressed and her sexual orientation.

State officials recommend new rules for controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos

November 21, 2018 / By
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In an effort to protect “human health and the environment,” state officials issued temporary recommendations this month for growers in California regulating a pesticide commonly used in Kern County — chlorpyrifos.

Sheriff’s office to report on ICE access to Kern County individuals at TRUTH Act forum

November 14, 2018 / By

Next month, local advocacy groups and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office will reveal data about the local immigrant community at Kern County’s first TRUTH Act Forum.