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Friday, Oct 28 2011 05:54 PM

Education roundup: District's second school salad bar to open

By The Bakersfield Californian

Panama-Buena Vista Union School District on Tuesday will unveil a salad bar program at Tevis Junior High following the success of a pilot program last year, officials said.

The salad bar, featuring fresh fruit and vegetables, is aimed at giving local students healthy lunch options. The bar was implemented last year at Stonecreek Junior High, where almost half of all lunches served there have been through the salad bar, officials said.

Sun World International donated the salad bars at both schools as part of its ongoing support of the "Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools" initiative, founded in part by the United Fresh Produce Association.

Company and school officials will hold a ribbon cutting at lunch on Tuesday.

In the event of a major emergency, Bakersfield College will serve as an alternative health care center.

That's due to a partnership between Kern County Emergency Medical Services and BC that will be formally announced Tuesday on campus. As a result, three electrocardiogram monitors and three infusion pumps will be stationed in BC's skills lab for nursing students to use during training.

That lab in an emergency will transform into an alternative health care center, and the equipment will be used to monitor Bakersfield residents seeking medical treatment, officials said.

Assemblywoman Shannon Grove , R-Bakersfield, will speak at a free workshop on how to form a company from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Bakersfield College.

BC's Business Innovation Center is hosting the workshop made possible by a Workforce Investment Act grant. Grove and her sister-in-law formed Continental Labor and Staffing Resources Inc. and serves as its chief operating officer, according to her Facebook page.

The workshop is free and open to the public. It will be held in business building Room 8, at 1801 Panorama Drive.

Register: 395-4378.

-- Jorge Barrientos, Californian staff

For more education news, go to The Californian's education blog, The Grade, at www.bakersfield.com/thegrade or follow The Grade's Twitter at twitter.com/TBCTheGrade.

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