BCSD Welcomes New Administrators

At the June 24, 2014, meeting of the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) Board of Education, three new District administrators were approved by the Board. Dr. Arias introduced and recognized the newly appointed Director of Curriculum and Standards, Mr. Mark Luque and the newly appointed Principal of Longfellow School, Mr. Michael Barella. The Board also accepted Dr. Arias’ recommendation for principal at Mt. Vernon Elementary School, Mr. Alfonso Ceja.

We are fortunate to have highly qualified leaders take the reins and help our students in the coming years. Effective educational leadership makes a difference in improving the quality of learning for all students and these three new leaders are equipped to do just that, make a difference.

Congratulations to BCSD’s newest administrators. They are a welcome addition to the team and will provide excellent service at our new schools.


Mr. Mark Luque receives recognition by Superintendent Dr. Robert J. Arias.



Newly appointed Principal of Longfellow School, Mr. Michael Barella, addresses members of the BCSD Board of Education.


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.