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Bakersfield City School District Lawsuit Settlement

Two students in the Bakersfield City School District have settled their lawsuit challenging the District’s cancellation of summer school in 2019. GBLA collaborated with California Rural Legal Assistance and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area in the lawsuit.

In the settlement, the District agreed to solicit required stakeholder input before it makes substantial changes to its LCAP in the future. Also, the District committed to greater transparency in the LCFF/LCAP information it shares with parents and other stakeholder groups, including posting additional LCFF/LCAP information on the District’s website. The District also agreed to provide all LCAP information in both English and Spanish and to  have a trained Spanish language interpreter at all public Board meetings related to the LCAP.

“Because of this lawsuit and settlement, students and families in BCSD will have greater protections for their right to participate in school funding decisions during the next school funding LCAP cycle,” said Valentin Narvaez, the students’ attorney with Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance.

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PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 & Evictions

The California Constitution requires the Judicial Council to ensure the administration of justice in California courts. On 4/6/20, the Judicial Council adopted temporary emergency rules into the California Rules of Court. The following conditions apply to ALL unlawful detainer actions in California, except where the unlawful detainer action (or early trial) is necessary to protect public health and safety.

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GBLA Statement on COVID-19:

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A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit between plaintiffs representing Black and Latino Students against the Kern High School District.  See the press release below: For Release FINAL Advisory and Statements KHSD Settlement v20170724 125pm

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From BakersfieldNow.com KHSD report confirms black students disciplined at higher rate