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COLUMN: Community wants to see results from Kern High School District’s teacher diversity initiatives
BY ANTHONY FUENTES
Years ago a student asked me why there was so much pressure on students to go to the high school in their neighborhood while the teachers in that school were, by and large, not from and certainly did not live in the neighborhood.
Delano’s LGBTQ+ Alliance is holding a day of action this weekend to celebrate Pride Month.
The event includes messages from speakers and a two-mile march, beginning at the corner of High Street and Cecil Avenue at the International Community sign.
Community members are getting ready to celebrate Juneteenth, an annual event which commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S.
Recent rainfall has caused an increase in mosquito activity in Kern, according to Kern Mosquito and Vector Control District.
BY CAROLINE FARRELL
California’s first Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris held a listening in Bakersfield in May, with hopes to hear about local challenges and to share the Administration’s priorities, which advocate for health equity, advancing the social determinants of health and screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) from lifelong exposure to toxic environments (social, physical, and natural).
The City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks is holding a swimsuit drive for those in need.
The Kern High School District is providing free meals to students this summer.
The district is launching its 2019 Seamless Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program in an effort to keep children healthy throughout the summer months.
After a month of countywide fundraising, Give Big Kern broke records for the second year in a row.
The Kern County Library is holding its annual countywide Summer Reading Challenge, beginning in June.
Readers of all ages are encouraged to pick up a book or two this summer to instill a love for recreational reading.
BY JESSE AGUILAR
The lack of teacher diversity in the Kern High School District hurts all of our students.