Board of Education

A message from the Board of Education

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community,

As members of the Board of Education, we would like to welcome you to Bakersfield City School District (BCSD). Our commitment to Equity, Integrity, Caring, Collaboration, and Personal and Collective Accountability make BCSD a great place for children to learn.

We are honored to serve the children and families of Bakersfield City Schools. An important part of our Mission is to create an open and welcoming environment for all parents and community members in order to foster their active engagement in the learning process. Parents play an instrumental role in supporting student learning and it is very important that we continue to work together in shaping their future.

We encourage you to attend our Board of Education meetings which take place every fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in our Board Room.  You can also stay informed by accessing our Board meeting agendas, and Board minutes linked below.

We value your partnership and look forward to your continued support and commitment in working in the best interest of children.


The Bakersfield City School District Board of Education


Executive Members

Pam Baugher

Dr. Fred L. Haynes
President Pro-Tem

Russ Shuppert

Lillian Tafoya
Clerk Pro-Tem


Click Here to view video on BCSD’s visit to Sacramento for the LCFF Collaborative.


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.