BCSD Welcomes Community Partners to Annual State of the District

October 14, 2019 - The Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) invited Community Partners from many organizations to the Bakersfield Marriott for their annual Community Partners in Education (CPIE) event on October 4, 2019.  The goal of the event is to share with attendees the many things that the district is doing to support the overall academic success of our students and how they, as community members, can partner with us in enhancing that support.

Event Emcee, Elaina Rusk Chief Meteorologist with 23ABC, and BCSD Board of Education President, Lillian Tafoya, welcomed attendees to the event. During breakfast, the audience was treated to a festive performance by the Mariachi Sol Juvenil, featuring students who are part of BCSD’s Migrant Education Program.  The performance was followed by the Superintendent’s address by Doc Ervin and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Mark Luque.  They highlighted the district’s emphasis on literacy and math, and the implementation of STEAM academies at all school sites.  The message concluded with a presentation by representatives from the Extended Learning Program at BCSD, where they shared their plan for academies at all schools that will help enhance the student’s daily education to work towards equipping students for careers of the future.

Dr. Mary Barlow, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, said, “What’s wonderful about this event is the opportunity to come together and celebrate the good work that’s going on in the Bakersfield City School District.”

Luque said, “Our annual CPIE event is important because it brings the community into our district to get an update on the progress being made.  They also have the opportunity to visit our school sites, interact with principals and see what’s happening in our classrooms.”

After the morning breakfast address and presentation, attendees were partnered with a Principal and joined them for a visit at their school site. Guests were able to visit classrooms, speak with students, and learn about what’s taking place at each campus and how they may be able to support those efforts.Cody Meek, Community Business Development Manager for Barnes and Noble, said, “I was able to tour the campus of Chipman (Junior High).  It has been really amazing to see the different classrooms and to see everything the students are working on.”

BCSD would like to thank all of the partners and attendees who continue to support the district’s mission and all of the district staff who helped to plan and put on this event.

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