Bakersfield City School District runs Mild/Moderate special education programs on all school sites within the Bakersfield City School District. In each of our classrooms we strive to meet every student’s unique needs with a variety of teaching methodologies.  All Mild/Moderate Special Education classrooms work with grade level general education curriculum and utilize the common core grade level standards.

Services provided by the special education teacher is provided in the least restrictive environment and is determined on  individual student need. Types of services can range from consultation, support in the general education classroom, and additional support within the special education classroom. The goal of the Mild/Moderate program is to support the special education students within the general education classroom to the maximum extent possible before removing them and providing additional services within the special education classroom.

Special education teachers work as part of a school Professional Learning Community (PLC) that can include general education teachers, intervention specialists, and site administration. This collaboration ensures that all special education students’ unique needs are being met by a team on the school site, to support the students education in their Least Restrictive Environment.

If you have any questions please contact Jodi Gonzalez – Program Manager at 661-631-5863 or

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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.