The Bakersfield City School District Spelling Bee is an oral competition and uses the Kern County Spelling Bee Rules as adapted from the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. The words used in the BCSD Spelling Bee are selected from the current edition of Paideia. The contest is conducted in rounds.
The Spelling Bee winner and second place contestant from each region is invited to represent the Bakersfield City School District at the Kern County Spelling Bee. The winner at the county levelproceeds to the National Spelling Bee.
Participants: 4th through 8th graders in participating BCSD schools
When: January of each year
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.