Kern County principals thank community, business, law enforcement partners

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern High School District celebrated its "Principal Partners Day," an annual open house to thank more than 500 local businesses and government leaders that help provide programs for students.

Principal Partners' Day offered an opportunity to get a firsthand look at how the district's many "win-win partnerships" benefit both students and the community.

Superintendent Don Carter underscored the role the partnerships play in students' education and success.

"We've been very fortunate in this community to have both small and large corporations and businesses volunteer not just time, but also resources to help programs we otherwise might not be able to afford," Carter said.

Speakers at today's event included Chevron executive Blair Blackwell, who talked about the importance of STEM subjects--science, technology, engineering and math.

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