Our Commitments…

VALUES:
The Bakersfield City School District is committed to strong values that guide our daily behavior toward student success. To achieve this success, the Bakersfield City School District Board of Education defines how we must work with our students, colleagues, and community through the following core values:

  • Equity
  • Integrity
  • Caring
  • Collaboration
  • Personal & Collective Accountability

VISION:
Bakersfield City School District’s vision is to be a leader in public education through a collaborative and supportive learning community that ensures all students are inspired to achieve academic excellence and become life-long learners and productive citizens.

MISSION:
Bakersfield City School District’s mission is to ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment in which all students receive an effective, state of the art, comprehensive curriculum that utilizes research-based strategies and data-driven decisions and where all parents and community members are welcomed and engaged in the learning process.

View Values, Vision and Mission

GOALS:

  • Academic Achievement
  • School Safety
  • Parent Engagement
  • Personal & Collective Accountability
  • Fiscal Solvency

LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY (LEA) PLAN
The 2012-13 LEA plan describes the District’s comprehensive and coherent approach to increasing student achievement. The three-year plan describes the goals, strategies, and actions that drive the work of our schools and District in order to ensure the systematic delivery of services to our students

View 2012-13 LEA

—Board of Education—


Andrae Gonzales

President

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Pam Baugher

President Pro Tem

Dr. Fred Haynes

Clerk Pro Tem

Bakersfield City School District is a Place Where...

District Recognized Nationally for Music Education Efforts

  In March of 2013, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation honored the… [more]

District Recognized Nationally for  Music Education Efforts District Recognized Nationally for  Music Education Efforts

We have small primary classes

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We have small primary classes We have small primary classes

Hort, National Gold Award of Distinction Winner

  On Wednesday, October 12th, BCSD administrators and representatives from local, state and national… [more]

Hort, National Gold Award of Distinction Winner Hort, National Gold Award of Distinction Winner

Congratulations Thorner Elementary School!

  Today, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, announced the exemplary California… [more]

Congratulations Thorner Elementary School! Congratulations Thorner Elementary School!

Sierra Students Garner National Honors

  In late June 2012, four students from Sierra Middle School, Monica Ramos, Jessica Carreño,… [more]

Sierra Students Garner National Honors Sierra Students Garner National Honors

We are committed to every child’s success

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We are committed to every child’s success We are committed to every child's success

Congratulations Franklin Elementary School!

Today, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, announced the exemplary California… [more]

Congratulations Franklin Elementary School! Congratulations Franklin Elementary School!

Celebrating Our Success

  • Second Annual BCSD Golf Tournament IMG_2666_square

    On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) Educational Foundation hosted the second annual BCSD Golf Tournament as part of their work to provide resources that directly

  • Community Partners Join BCSD for Breakfast IMG_9809 cuadrada

    On Friday, October 3, 2014, Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) held its annual Community Partners In Education (CPIE) Breakfast. This yearly event brings together BCSD schools and the business community

  • Williams Celebrates 100 Years! _MG_2794 cuadrada

    On Tuesday, September 8, 2014, Williams Elementary School principal David Tapia and his staff invited local governmental dignitaries, district administrators, parents and former students to join the school in celebrating

  • How to Prepare for Standardized Testing Student filling out answers to a test with a pencil.

    School has started and tests are soon to follow. Many parents want to know what they can do to help their students prepare for standardized tests. Today’s educator knows the

  • The Importance of School Attendance _MG_8811 Fixed - Square

    As the new school year begins, it is important to remember that regular attendance in school, at all ages, directly affects student progress and may be the biggest factor influencing

  • BCSD Welcomes New Administrators IMG_2141-F -Cuadrado

    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

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Upcoming Events

Educational Foundation Meeting
Monday, October 20, 2014

Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Superintendent’s Corner
Dr. Rob Arias
Superintendent Bakersfield City School District
Appreciation is a fundamental need. We all respond to appreciation expressed through recognition for such acts as determination, innovation, or generosity. Similarly, an organizational culture is strengthened
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