NewsMakin' It


Downtown School hosts unconventional parade for students

Posted at 8:13 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 23:13:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A number of schools and districts in the county have held teacher parades since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The parades normally consist of teachers and parents driving through neighborhoods with signs for students.

But for Downtown School in Bakersfield, this option wasn't feasible. That's because students from Downtown School come from all over town, unlike other schools where students live in nearby areas.

So staff from the school and parents teamed up to host a different parade.

Instead of the parade driving through neighborhoods, the Downtown School community gathered near the school enjoy the parade. Social distancing guidelines were still practiced during the parade.

Those who attended said it was the perfect way to remind students how much they are missed.