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Bakersfield organizations bring awareness to possible new charter school

Posted at 8:25 AM, Dec 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-23 11:25:09-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Children were greeted by Santa Claus at an informational meeting for a new school that could open up in Bakersfield.

ShePower and the MLK Community Collective held "Story Time with Black Santa."

There was music, snacks, and parents even got a Christmas reading list.

Organizers say they want to submit a petition for a new charter school next year. It would then open up in 2023 and focus on civic engagement and entrepreneurship as well as college prep.