BCSD Presents at CABSE Conference

October 24, 2018 - Members of the Bakersfield City School District Leadership team were invited to present at the annual California Association of Black School Educators (CABSE) conference in San Diego this past week. Board of Education member, Lillian Tafoya, BCSD Superintendent, Doc Ervin, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Mark Luque, and Director of Instructional Support Services, Dr. Tim Fulenwider, shared BCSD best equity practices through their presentation “Leading through Equity to Close the Achievement Gap.” 

The team highlighted BCSD’s Values, Vision, and Mission; The Equity Based Support Model that includes the Blueprint, the Service Delivery Model, and the Local Control Accountability Plan; and the Core Priorities. Some of the highlights were the District’s identification of some of its lower performing schools for which they are now providing additional support and resources through their Focus Schools Initiative, as well as how the PROUD Academy (Powerful Resilient Outstanding Unique Determined) has been helping to provide additional programs and resources that support the overall success of the District’s African American students. 

CABSE) is a non-partisan organization consisting of elected and appointed school officials, administrators and instructors from across California who are committed to advancing equity for Black students. Their mission is to expand the PK-14 educational opportunities available to all students in California, with an emphasis on under-represented and under-served black students, by enacting policies that will strengthen student performance while bolstering opportunities for college and career readiness, to ensure competency and lifelong success. The theme for the 2018 conference was Achieving Equity through Pathways and Innovations. For more information, click here: https://cabse.org/