The Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department recognized parent volunteers of the year at the annual FACE Honor Awards on Friday, May 11. The event recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of a parent volunteer from each BCSD school nominated by the site principals and staff.
"It is very important to recognize the support and contributions of parent volunteers not only for their own child, but for the entire school," said Dee Dee Harrison, Coordinator of FACE.
Each parent received a memory book with their picture along with the statement that was prepared by the school selecting them for this distinction. This year, FACE included Special Honor Awards for parents that attended and graduated from BCSD’s Parent University Program. These awards were based on recommendations from their school site FACE Liaisons and include the following categories: ‘Most Inspirational,’ ‘Making a Difference,’ ‘Perseverance,’ ‘Shining Star,’ ‘Commitment to Excellence,’ ‘Dedicated Service,’ ‘Above and Beyond,’ and ‘Parent of the Year.’
Parents were also chosen from the English Language Learners Services Department and Migrant Education Program for outstanding service to their schools as well as the District.
"I am very proud our parent volunteers, I understand how valuable it is for the teachers that they are available to help in the classroom," said Pam Baugher, President of the BCSD Board of Education.
"You are ambassadors of education. You are a role model not only for your children, but for other parents. You represent the work of BCSD and here we have the evidence," said Mr. Doc Ervin, Superintendent.
BCSD congratulates and thanks all of the 2017-2018 parent volunteers!