The Bakersfield City School District is California's largest elementary school district, according to the Kern County Superintendent of schools. The district has 44 schools and serves more than 30,000 students. School district officials say right now one of their top priorities is planning the return of students and staff back to campus safely.
Some people are just born to lead. This has to be why educators across the state are rising to serve their communities in the midst of multiple crises that threaten our collective health, safety and future prosperity. They're campaigning for election like never before, finding new and creative ways to reach voters while maintaining safe social distancing and healthy practices.
The races for this year's Bakersfield City School District board of trustees are a lot hotter than usual. They have attracted more candidates, more interest and more money (the last cycle attracted exactly $0). And there are more seats up for grabs, too. Part of that has to do with the cycle the district is in.
Bakersfield College communications professor, Dr. Christine Cruz-Boone, announced on July 27th that she will be running for the Bakersfield City School District Board of Trustees Area 3. "The primary reason I am running for the board is to be an advocate for my children and the other families in my community," Cruz-Boone stated.
Chris Cruz-Boone to announce candidacy for BCSD board Monday | News - Bakersfield, California - Eminetra
Bakersfield, California 2020-07-31 21:50:00 - Chris Cruz-Boone will officially announce her candidacy and platform for the Bakersfield City School District area three trustee seat at 1:30 p.m. Monday on a Zoom meeting. Cruz-Boone is a Bakersfield native and educator who has long been a leader in her community and church, according to a news release.