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Panama Buena Vista Union School District approves budget, introduces new superintendent

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Posted at 2:39 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 18:30:52-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Board of Trustees for the Panama Buena Vista Union School District met Tuesday night to go over the district's budget.

The board approved its budget revisions for the school year, saying the majority of the funds will be spent on resources to help students with distance learning. The biggest purchase will be on more Chromebooks which will be distributed to students.

The district will also use funding to provide students with hot spots and headphones.

The board officially swore in their new superintendent. Katie Russell is the district's first female and African American superintendent.

She succeeds Kevin Silberberg, who will be entering retirement in early August.

Russell was the instructional superintendent at the Fresno Unified School District a position she had held since 2015.