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.
Ahead of a slew of proposed legislation that would reign in charter school growth statewide, a consortium of local business owners are seeking to establish a charter high school in central Bakersfield that would focus on business and entrepreneurship.
While Kern High School District has made strides in driving down suspension and expulsion rates, more students say they are skipping days of school because they feel unsafe on campus, according to data released by the district during a community forum hosted at West High School Thursday.
Rebecca Buckley-Stein is an attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA), which offers free legal services to low income or no income rural communities in California.
Dean Welliver, News Report
On Monday evening the Kern High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to present the Plan 3 trustee area redistricting map to the Kern County Committee on School District Organization this Thursday May 24.
By: In the 661!
Jeff Flores talks about the Kern High School District’s decision to redistrict and more– all here in this latest segment of In the 661.
Gerald Cantu the Educational Policy Director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation talks about the school budget process known as the Local Control Funding Formula/Local Control Accountability Plan and the Kern High School District’s decision to redistrict it’s trustee areas in light of the ruling that found the Kern County Board of Supervisors guilty of gerrymandering Latinos after a second majority district.
Gina Guzman a parent-leader in the campaign to establish a Lamont High School within the Kern High School District discusses the need for the high school, the response from the Kern High School District Board of Trustees, and what is next for the campaign.
Lyndsi Andreas from Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance talks about the disproportionate suspensions, involuntary transfers, and expulsions of African American and Latino students within the Kern High School District, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the restorative justice disciplinary frameworks being implemented in the KHSD now.
Jeff Flores talks about the Kern High School District’s decision to redistrict and the district’s possible solutions to the overcrowding at Arvin High School.