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    District director to take reins at Centennial

    Friday, Apr 17 2015 11:47 AM

    Centennial High School will get a new principal next school year. The Kern High School District's Director of Personnel, Dean Juola, will take over where the current principal, Steve Wedel, leaves off July 1.

    Wedel is retiring June 30, according to the district. Juola began his career with the KHSD in 1989 as a teacher. He taught at South, North and Ridgeview high schools before becoming dean of students at North High in 1999. He was named personnel administrator at the district in 2000 and became the assistant principal of instruction at Centennial High in 2004. He was named principal of Golden Valley High three years later. He served in that position until he was named director of personnel in 2012.

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    CSUB Foundation owes students $1 million

    The nonprofit arm of Cal State Bakersfield has, for about two years, been sitting on upward of $1 million donated to the CSUB Foundation for student scholarships, according to the Foundation. The nonprofit foundation receives both...


    BC to give veterans free parking in honor of young soldier

    Military veterans studying at Bakersfield College may be able to park for free on campus this fall with waivers dubbed Mike's Passes. After receiving a monetary gift from Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, Bakersfield College decided to...


    BCSD board to discuss how to fill trustee spot

    The Bakersfield City School District could be short a school board member come May. Longtime board member Bill McDougle, who's moving to Oregon, plans to attend his last board meeting as a trustee April 28, leaving the board to determine...

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    THE GRADE: Teachers approve tentative raises

    BCSD TEACHERS PASS RAISES: Most of the 933 Bakersfield City School District teachers who voted Tuesday on a new contract gave it and the two 3.5 percent raises it comes with an overwhelming yes during voting at Sequoia Middle School. That...


    BCSD teachers to vote on tentative contract Tuesday

    Teachers in the Bakersfield City School District will vote on a 7 percent salary increase Tuesday after months of contract negotiations. The raise would, if teachers and school board members approve it, be implemented as a 3.5 percent...

  7. Local schools work to reduce water use

    Many local schools have already started cutting back on watering campus lawns, but across the Bakersfield area definitive water reduction plans are still in the works. Some districts are further along than others. The Standard School...

  8. BCSD to hold forum on its spending plan tonight

    The Bakersfield City School District will hold a forum Thursday to get community input on a spending accountability plan. BCSD sent a news release announcing the forum Thursday afternoon. The plan, the Local Control and Accountability...


    THE GRADE: Changes to breakfast, and testing news

    OUT WITH THE OLD... Testing in English and math no longer means sitting at a desk with a No. 2 pencil and filling in bubbles marked A, B C and D. Juniors at East, Golden Valley and Liberty high schools started computer-based state testing...

  10. New high school math books on the way

    For the first time in eight years, the Kern High School District is adopting new math textbooks and is now at the point where it wants community input. A KHSD textbook review committee of 20 teachers and nine administrators analyzed texts...

  11. THE GRADE: Local mock trial kids place at state

    STOCKDALE'S ON A ROLL Stockdale High School students placed seventh in a California mock trial competition last month, which at face value may not sound all that impressive. But it is. Students from the southwest Bakersfield campus...

  12. CSUB to host first Engineering Career Day years before anticipated shortage of workers

    More than 20 local and international companies will visit Cal State Bakersfield Thursday to recruit students at the school's first Engineering Career Day. Representatives from Chevron, Aera Energy, Bolthouse Farms, Grimmway Farms, E&B...

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    Panama-Buena Vista teachers OK 7 percent raise

    Teachers in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District approved a tentative agreement Thursday that would, if approved by the school board, mean a 4 percent raise next school year and a 3 percent raise the following year. The first...

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