Elizabeth Martinez grew up in Arvin to farmworker parents who planted a seed in her that grew into a desire to help her community in any way she could.
Countless students in the California State University (CSU) system are left feeling frustrated, disappointed, and as if their voice doesn’t matter.
During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Kern County Board of Education had a discussion and public comment regarding mandating parent notifications on students’ gender identity.
McKinley Elementary School students, parents, guardians, and teachers were welcomed to class by Bakersfield High School’s (BHS) cheer team and community volunteers.
Kern County Parks and Recreation District 5 Commissioner Ucedrah Osby requested to start a committee dedicated to creating an African American Veterans Memorial.
With a goal to understand the gaps in services or resources for students, Young Invincibles (YI) have launched a Basic Needs Survey for any students who attend a California State University (CSU), community college, or University of California (UC) school.
During their July 11 meeting, Kern County Board of Education Trustee Lori Cisneros reported that she was looking to have the board adopt this policy that was similarly passed in the Chino Valley School District that would require schools to notify parents and guardians, within three days of learning, if their child asks to be identified with a gender or name different from what was assigned at birth and if their child uses a bathroom or participates in activities that do not align with the gender provided on their student record.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced his appointments to the first Racial Equity Commission for the State. Among his appointments is Bakersfield’s local, Traco Matthews.
The new school year is approaching, and it’s time to start preparing. Several organizations are taking a step to make this process easier for families.
With the new school year beginning August 16, the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) is encouraging Bakersfield families within their school district to begin planning for the upcoming year.