By: In The 661
Gloria Garcia of California Rural Legal Assistance talks about the work the law firm does and the upcoming LGBTQ Youth Summit.
South Kern Sol
On Saturday March 10th, the Kern County LGBTQ Youth Roundtable will host the third annual LGBTQ Youth Summit for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and straight allied youth, parents, teachers, and community members.
By Veronica Morley
Lamont residents packed the Kern High School District board chambers Monday in a standing-room only meeting as they pled for trustees to approve the construction of a high school in their town.
By Dean Welliver
Following pressure after it settled a lawsuit alleging it engaged in discriminatory disciplinary practices, Kern High School District cut its number of expulsions in half between 2016 and 2017, district officials reported late last month.
Dean Welliver, South Kern Sol, News Report
Look around a typical high school classroom of about 20 students — it’s likely that just six will graduate from college.
South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver
The Kern High School District will this month host its second community forum on school climate, a condition of a settlement agreement it entered into after parents, students and advocacy groups alleged it engaged in a years-long pattern of discriminatory discipline practices.
By Randy Villegas
Parents, students, and community organizations held a press conference May 23 to launch an educational media campaign to encourage community participation in the school budget process known as the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
By Luis, 19
Editor’s note: The Kern County Board of Supervisors recently adopted a resolution opposing California’s Senate Bill 54.
By Phoenix Hailing, Photo by Kody Stoebig
Editor’s Note: Phoenix Hailing of Highland High School, 18, gave this speech at the “Day of Resistance” community march and rally held on May 1 at Mill Creek Linear Park in downtown Bakersfield.