BAKERSFIELD, Calif — Summer school may soon be a thing of the past at the Bakersfield City School District.
A 23ABC viewer shared with us a letter from BCSD stating that summer school will no longer be offered for the summer of 2019.
The letter, which appears to have been written on December 20, states “we came to this decision after considering anticipated budget reductions for the 2019 to 2020 school year."
This new development may raise concerns because summer school gives students a chance to catch up on credits or retake failed classes and teachers a chance to make extra money outside of the regular school year.
Currently 43 schools are under the Bakersfield City School District, most of which are elementary schools.
The letter, signed by the BCSD superintendent, Doc Ervin, also says that this decision was not easy and that the school district wanted to share this information with staff early.
We don’t know yet if summer school will return in the future at BCSD or if this new change is permanent.