BCSD Hosts Annual Community Partners in Education Breakfast

October 2, 2017 – Hundreds of community members and BCSD administrators gathered at the Bakersfield Marriot Hotel for BCSD’s 14th annual Community Partners in Education (CPIE) breakfast.  Attendees were seated with district administration and school principals where they had the opportunity to discuss school performance and goals. Guests also heard from Superintendent Doc Ervin and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Mark Luque about the district’s achievements over the last school year, as well as goals and objectives for this school year and beyond.

Attendees also enjoyed performances from three Thorner Elementary School musical groups that included their advanced troubadours, cloggers and percussion.  Dwight Rollins, great-grandfather to Stella Hills students attended CPIE and said, “I understand the importance of showing my great-grandchildren that I care for them, and that education is vital to succeed.  I want to show them the effort I put toward their education by getting involved at the School Site Council, the District African American Parent Advisory Committee and Parent University.”

At the conclusion of the breakfast, attendees were invited to take a tour of various BCSD campuses to visit classrooms, interact with teachers and students, and speak directly to the principals and/or administration of the school they were attending.

CPIE was created to engage the community and form a partnership with BCSD in order to support fundraising events, and improve classrooms, campuses and the overall educational experience for each student.

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Thorner “Troubadors” welcome attendees with singing and encouraging signs.


Lisa Amarillas and Mackenzie Starkey from Kern Public Health take time out for a picture during CPIE breakfast.

Superintendent Doc Ervin speaks to attendees about plans and goals for the upcoming year.

Thorner performance groups combine for a thrilling rendition of “Proud to Be an American” during the morning’s breakfast.

From L to R: Assistant to the Superintendent Andrea Selvey, Franklin Academic Coach Jennifer Scheidle, Superintendent Doc Ervin, Board of Education President Lillian Tafoya, Area Administrator Mike Haven, President of California School Boards Association Susan Henry, BCSD Education Foundation Director Christopher Lowe

Visitors interact with a 1st grade student at Mt. Vernon.

Board of Education President Lillian Tafoya talks to student at Franklin Elementary.

Visitors observe a kindergarten classroom at Mt. Vernon

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