Our Commitments…

VALUES:
The Bakersfield City School District is committed to strong values that guide our daily behavior toward student success. To achieve this success, the Bakersfield City School District Board of Education defines how we must work with our students, colleagues, and community through the following core values:

  • Equity
  • Integrity
  • Caring
  • Collaboration
  • Personal & Collective Accountability

VISION:
Bakersfield City School District’s vision is to be a leader in public education through a collaborative and supportive learning community that ensures all students are inspired to achieve academic excellence and become life-long learners and productive citizens.

MISSION:
Bakersfield City School District’s mission is to ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment in which all students receive an effective, state of the art, comprehensive curriculum that utilizes research-based strategies and data-driven decisions and where all parents and community members are welcomed and engaged in the learning process.

View Values, Vision and Mission

GOALS:

  • Academic Achievement
  • School Safety
  • Parent Engagement
  • Personal & Collective Accountability
  • Fiscal Solvency

LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY (LEA) PLAN
The 2012-13 LEA plan describes the District’s comprehensive and coherent approach to increasing student achievement. The three-year plan describes the goals, strategies, and actions that drive the work of our schools and District in order to ensure the systematic delivery of services to our students

View 2012-13 LEA

—Board of Education—


Pam Baugher

President

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Bill McDougle

President Pro Tem

Lillian Tafoya

Clerk Pro Tem

Bakersfield City School District is a Place Where...

District Recognized Nationally for Music Education Efforts

  In March of 2013, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation honored the… [more]

District Recognized Nationally for  Music Education Efforts District Recognized Nationally for  Music Education Efforts

We have small primary classes

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We have small primary classes We have small primary classes

Hort, National Gold Award of Distinction Winner

  On Wednesday, October 12th, BCSD administrators and representatives from local, state and national… [more]

Hort, National Gold Award of Distinction Winner Hort, National Gold Award of Distinction Winner

Congratulations Thorner Elementary School!

  Today, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, announced the exemplary California… [more]

Congratulations Thorner Elementary School! Congratulations Thorner Elementary School!

Sierra Students Garner National Honors

  In late June 2012, four students from Sierra Middle School, Monica Ramos, Jessica Carreño,… [more]

Sierra Students Garner National Honors Sierra Students Garner National Honors

We are committed to every child’s success

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We are committed to every child’s success We are committed to every child's success

Congratulations Franklin Elementary School!

Today, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, announced the exemplary California… [more]

Congratulations Franklin Elementary School! Congratulations Franklin Elementary School!

Celebrating Our Success

  • Over 1,000 Students Earn Reclassification IMG_4983 square

    On Saturday March 21, 2015, the Bakersfield City School District held the 23rd Annual English Learner (EL) Celebration for newly reclassified students. English learners who have demonstrated proficiency in English

  • BCSD Student Takes County Speech Honors IMG_0941 square

    Congratulations to Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) student, Emma Coleman, the Chipman Jr. High student who took third place at the 61st  annual Kern County Henry Greve Speech Contest. In

  • 29th Annual Math Bowl 29th annual Math Bowl logo square

    On Wednesday, March 18, over 250 Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) fifth and sixth grade students from 20 schools gathered at Chipman Jr. High prepared to put their math skills

  • Parent Resource Centers Now Open PARENT CENTER

    The Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) is proud to announce the opening of 10 new “Parent Resource Centers” across the District. This is the next phase in helping our parents

  • BCSD Henry Greve Speech Contest IMG_4882-F

    The BCSD Henry Greve Speech Contest was held on January 29, 2015, in the Education Center Boardroom. Twelve Jr. High and Middle School students delivered prepared speeches between four and

  • Board Meeting Recognitions Golden Bell Sacramento dos

    At the January 27, 2015, Board of Trustees meeting various members of the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) were recognized for their recent accomplishments. To begin the meeting, Chipman seventh

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Upcoming Events

Spring Vacation -- No School Monday, March 30, through Monday April 6, 2015

LCFF Community Forum -- Thursday April 9, 2015 6:00 to 7:30
in the Education Center Auditorium 1300 Baker Street

2015 Teacher Job Fair
April 11, 2015

Education Foundation Meeting
Monday, April 20, 2015

Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday,April 28, 2015

Superintendent’s Corner

Dr. Rob Arias, Superintendent
Bakersfield City School District