Bard College, who founded Delano charter school, will no longer work with school

Officials will find other ways to train staff

DELANO, Calif. - Kern County education officials say a private New York-based liberal arts college that helped found a charter school in an impoverished Central California farm town will no longer work with the school.

The Bakersfield Californian reports that the county Board of Education approved a revision to the charter of Paramount Bard Academy in Delano on Tuesday to reflect Bard College's departure.

The charter school opened in 2009 as a collaborative effort between Bard College and the Resnick Foundation and Paramount Agricultural Companies of farming billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick. It runs from 6th through 12th grade.

Bard College had sent its graduate students to work with the charter school's students as part of its master's degree and teaching credential program.

Paramount officials say they will find other ways for staff members to get professional training.

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