• Kern Education Pledge

    Creating educational pathways for all students

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  • Education Career Path

    Opportunities to thrive personally and professionally

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About

No single program or institution can single-handedly solve the complex, large-scale, education and workforce readiness challenges facing our community.

Successful, equitable and healthy communities foster education and career success and align their institutions and resources to advance that vision. Every student needs and deserves an opportunity to earn a post secondary certificate, credential or college degree. Improving student outcomes at scale requires innovative and sustained collaboration across institutions to achieve significant and lasting change. As a result, the educational leaders in Kern County have created an alliance to begin the work of transforming our educational system from cradle to career. Recognizing that achieving our goals requires innovative and sustained collaboration across institutions, we envision additional community partners joining this pledge going forward.

Kern Education Pledge signatories consists of all 47 public school districts in Kern County, the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, CSU Bakersfield, the Kern Community College District, Taft College and community partners.

Kern Education Pledge Goals & Indicators

The Kern Education Pledge signatories will regularly measure their progress as students
matriculate through the local educational pathway, in pursuit of the following goals:

Current Data

Kern County

Kern Education Pledge Governance Council

Behind the Kern Education Pledge

The Kern Education Pledge Governance Council represents the leadership behind the Kern Education Pledge. These education and industry leaders have committed to spearheading this effort and being champions of promoting the power of collective impact on student success in Kern County.

Mary C. Barlow

Mary C. Barlow

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Thomas J. Burke

Thomas J. Burke

Kern Community College District

Kern Community College District

Doc Ervin

Doc
Ervin

Bakersfield City School District

BCSD

Bryon Schaefer

Bryon Schaefer

Kern High School District

Kern High School District

Kevin Silberberg

Kevin Silberberg

Panama-Buena Vista Union School District

PBVD

Lynnette Zelezny

Lynnette Zelezny

California State University, Bakersfield

California State University, Bakersfield

Julie Boesch

Julie Boesch

Maple School District

Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

Fairfax School District

Fairfax School District

Mary  Westendorf

Mary Westendorf

Fruitvale School District

Fruitvale School District

Ramon Hendrix

Greenfield Union School District

Greenfield Union School District

Kern Education Pledge Governance Structure

Pledge Groups

Kern Pledge Work Groups

Latest Work Group Update

Pledge Groups

Business Involvement

The Kern Education Pledge relies on the engagement of business and industry partners. Below are some recent examples of private sector partnerships with schools. Please contact Rob Arias, KCSOS Chief Deputy of Local & Statewide Initiatives at (661) 636-4625 or Roarias@kern.org to discuss ways that your business can become involved in the work of the Kern Education Pledge.

Kern County Career Expo

KEDC STEMposium

McFarland Unified School District Crop Science Field Lab

Career Technical Education – Champions of Education

Join the Kern Education Pledge

Everyone is encouraged to join the Kern Education Pledge! Please use the form below to sign up and to indicate ways you may be able to assist (e.g. join a Work Group, provide job shadowing / internships, etc.).


Kern Pledge Convening Agenda

Latest Agenda

Kern Education Pledge