Non-profit organization gives parents, students resources to prevent expulsion
Last Updated: 76 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Education organizations held an event to empower students and parents, combating high expulsion rates.
The Delores Huerta Foundation along with Kern Education Justice Collaborative invited families from Arvin and other school districts to talk about what students can do to avoid expulsion or suspension.
The Kern High School District has the highest rate of expulsions in the state.
Dolores Huerta said parents need to be educated about what they can do to keep their students in school.
"This has got to stop," Huerta said. "Basically the future of our children is being taken away from them because when they are expelled from school they are not able to keep up with their studies."
The convention touched on subjects such as alternative discipline and how to provide a successful environment at home.
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