Migrant Education Program Celebrates New Location

December 20, 2017 – BCSD’s Migrant Education Program celebrated the grand opening of its new location at 1121 Baker Street with a press conference, ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.  Attendees included BCSD Administration, Board of Education members, Elected Officials, Migrant Education Staff and several media outlets.

“Thanks to the Migrant Program, our students are attending universities and achieving their educational and vocational goals,” said Pam Baugher, President of the Board of Education.

Guests at the event were invited to tour the new facility, which includes office space, a children’s play room, a kitchen area, a multi-purpose room and an outdoor garden.  The event’s speakers included members of the Board of Education, local government officials and Coordinator of the Migrant Education Program Janie Flores.

“When students move, we want to create a consistency in their education,” said Janie Flores, Coordinator of BCSD’s Migrant Education Program. “Sometimes it can be a challenge finding out where the students left off and where to pick up, but that is part of what we do.”

The goal of the Migrant education Program is to promote college and career readiness by ensuring all migrant students have the opportunity to reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment.

“The Migrant Program has helped my son academically, and has helped me, as a mother, realize the importance of my son’s education,” said Maria Gallegos, parent of a student at Pauly Elementary.

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Board of Education Clerk Pro-Tem, Lillian Tafoya, welcomes attendees and media.

Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh presents Certificate of Recognition to the Coordinator of Migrant Education, Janie Flores.

Coordinator of Migrant Education Program, Janie Flores, speaks to the media during grand opening ceremony.

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