April 6, 2018 – The California Department of Education has recognized the Bakersfield City School District as an Exemplary District, one of only 23 districts in the state to receive this honor for 2018. In addition, Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School has been recognized as a Distinguished School for the current school year.
Sponsored by California Casualty, the 2018 California Distinguished Schools Program recognizes California elementary schools that have made exceptional gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Schools that applied were eligible based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates, and English learner progress.
California recognizes exemplary districts that have at least one school listed on the Distinguished Schools Eligibility List for 2018. The Exemplary District Award celebrates the achievements of districts who have implemented model practices that have had a positive impact on student outcomes. These award winners represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaborating, but also highly successful school climate efforts, ranging from real time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention.
“These awards reflect the Values, Vision and Mission of the Bakersfield City School District,” said Mr. Doc Ervin, Superintendent, BCSD. “I am very proud of the students, parents, and staff at Chavez and across the District for working incredibly hard to reach individual, grade level, school, and district wide goals. The work we do day in and day out is vital to the future success of our students and community.”
Mr. Ervin, Board Member Lillian Tafoya, Chavez Principal Dawn Slaybaugh along with BCSD Administrators and Chavez School representatives, will attend a recognition ceremony in Anaheim next month.