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BCSD welcomes new summer learning program

Posted: 11:30 PM, Mar 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-27 02:37:39-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield City School District introduced its new summer learning program at their board meeting Tuesday night.

The program will be offered to students in 1st grade through 8th grade from June until July. It follows the same pattern as traditional summer school with math, English and even agriculture classes.

"We want our kids to be positioned for success with the ability to read on grade level to perform math on grade level, and to speak, listen on grade level," said Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Mark Luque.

As of now, this will only be offered to students who need extra assistance and attend Casa Loma Elementary, Longfellow, Stella Hills and Emerson Middle School.

"We believe that summer school should be focused on remedial services, catching kids up and we’re going to redesign that program," said Luque. "We’re taking a pause on this large program this summer and focusing on four specific schools [who] all identified in California as needing to improve."