Emotionally Disturbed

Emotionally Disturbed Program

The Bakersfield City School District operates a variety of classrooms designed for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. These classrooms are designed to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of the students. Students in this program work on the California Common Core State Standards at the same pace as the general education classes. The classes in the ED program have fewer students and additional instructional staff to help manage the needs of the students.
Included in the ED program is the SEAL center at Rafer Johnson Community School. This school site is designed to meet the specific needs of students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Additional therapists and behavior management specialists are on site to ensure the students emotional and behavioral needs are met. The goal of the ED program is to support the district’s schools with meeting the needs of all students with emotional or behavioral disorders to ensure that all students receive an appropriate and meaningful academic experience.

If you have any question please contact (661)631-5445 or wellsl@bcsd.com


Inclusion & Mainstreaming Process

Diagram of the Flow of Services

Positive Behavior Intervention


Templates for Behavioral Health

BER 2017

BER Protocol

Decline of IEP Template




Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.