Event: California City General Meeting, Wed. 8/15/18, 6pm

Event: California City General Meeting, Wed. 8/15/18, 6pm

California City General Meeting

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

6:00 PM

California City Arts Center

10400 Heather Street

California City, CA 93505

For more information, please call Carol Watkins (661) 759-6042.

Join the discussion about forming a Neighbors United chapter in California City. Together we can address school climate, suspensions and expulsions, and school board elections.

Food and child care provided!

Call to Action: KHSD Redistricting Meeting, Mon. 4/16/18, 7pm

Call to Action: KHSD Redistricting Meeting, Mon. 4/16/18, 7pm

Join DHF and make your voice heard at a Kern High School District Board of Trustees Redistricting Meeting!

When: Monday, April 16th 2018, 7:00 pm

Where: 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309

The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) encourages the community to participate at the next Kern High School District (KHSD) Special Board Meeting. This meeting will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the district Board Room at 5801 Sundale Avenue. Express public support for the adoption of criteria which will lead to the the redrawing of district boundaries which safeguard electoral fairness.

The purpose of this meeting is for the Board to receive input from the community on a new district map. This will be the third out of five special meetings the KHSD Board is scheduled to have in the coming weeks.

So far, DHF and Shelley Lapkoff, PhD, a demographer working with KHSD, have presented district maps to the Board. The Dolores Huerta Foundation continues to encourage the Kern High School District to provide a fair and just review for redistricting plan to ensure representation for all communities including South Kern, which currently has diluted voting power.

The foundation stresses the significance of aligning the creation of new trustee boundaries using the following best practices in order of importance:

I. Equal population among districts

II. Geographic compactness

III. Line contiguity

IV. Preservation of local political subdivisions

V. Preservation of communities of interest; and

VI. Protection of incumbents.

For more information on the maps already presented to the Board, please visit the KHSD’s website at https://www.kernhigh.org/apps/pages/boardpresentations.

For DHF’s maps, you may visit http://doloreshuerta.org/gis-geographic-information-systems/.

Your voice is needed to help us put an end to gerrymandering which dilutes the political influence of underrepresented minority communities especially in the areas of South Kern. Arvin and Lamont deserve representation on the KHSD Board of Trustees!

Through this process, the KHSD Board of Trustees will adopt resolutions specifying criteria to guide adjusting trustee area boundaries and provide instruction to demographic consultant on formulation of trustee area boundary adjustments based on criteria.

This is the first of five meetings in the redistricting process. The KHSD Board will vote on the new districts at the final meeting on May 14, 2018.

For more information contact Dr. Gerald Cantu, DHF Education Policy Director, gcantu@doloreshuerta.org, 661-249-0219

DHF in Action: DHF proposes new Kern High School District Trustee Boundaries 4/9/18

DHF in Action: DHF proposes new Kern High School District Trustee Boundaries 4/9/18

On Monday, April 9, 2018, the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) participated in the second of five hearings the Kern High School District (KHSD) Board of Trustees is holding to create new district boundaries. Gerald Cantu, Education Policy Director and Sophia Garcia, GIS Coordinator of the Dolores Huerta Foundation presented the organization’s proposed best practices and district maps to the KHSD’s Board of Trustees.

The Dolores Huerta Foundation stresses the significance of aligning the creation of new trustee boundaries with the following best practices in order of importance: equal population among districts, geographic compactness, line contiguity, preservation of local political subdivisions, the preservation of communities of interest, and the protection of incumbents. The foundation finds that current district trustee areas do not comply with California’s and the Federal Government’s Voting Rights Act, have diluted the Latino population and vote, and only have one effective Latino-majority district, District 2, even though Latinos are 52.8% of Kern County’s population.

In 2016, the population within the Kern County High School District was 635,411; therefore, each of the five districts should have a population with a small deviation from 127,082; DHF proposes a district map with a variance of 4,268, or 3.4%, while the current district map has a high variance of 39,382, or 31%, due to natural population growth. Furthermore, census designated places such as Rosedale and Oildale are divided in three and two respectively. District boundaries should not cross through municipal lines and census designated places to preserve local political subdivisions. Most importantly, the foundation firmly believes that the Latino population has been intentionally dissected into three: District 2, 3, and 5; this undercuts Latinos’ voting power as a bloc. In response, the foundation would like to see two Latino-majority districts come out of this redistricting plan.


DHF would also like to note that trustees from District 1, 3, and 4 have secured seats despite living within a three-mile radius from one another, while their districts in total cover 2,500 square miles of land. In order to utilize best practices, DHF considers the location of incumbents to be important, but recognizes this principle is low priority and subordinate to the aforementioned best practices.

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is counting on the Board of Trustees to correct the current district lines to provide our communities with proper and effective representation in the leadership of the Kern High School District. For more information on the ongoing redistricting plans, please contact Gerald Cantu at gcantu@doloreshuerta.org or by telephone at (661) 322-3033 ext. 209.

Call to Action: KHSD Redistricting Meeting, Mon. 3/19/18, 6:30pm

Call to Action: KHSD Redistricting Meeting, Mon. 3/19/18, 6:30pm

Join DHF and make your voice heard at a Kern High School District Board of Trustees Redistricting Meeting!

When: Monday, March 19th 2018, 6:30 pm

Where: 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309

Express public support for the adoption of criteria which will lead to the the redrawing of district boundaries which safeguard electoral fairness.

Your voice is needed to help us put an end to gerrymandering which dilutes the political influence of underrepresented minority communities especially in the areas of South Kern. Arvin and Lamont deserve representation on the KHSD Board of Trustees!

The following topics will be covered:

1) Demographics of School District under 2010 Census and most recent estimates from American Community Survey

2) Update on legal criteria applicable to adjusting trustee area boundaries

3) Procedures for adjusting trustee area boundaries. Public hearing on criteria.

Through this process, the KHSD Board of Trustees will adopt resolutions specifying criteria to guide adjusting trustee area boundaries and provide instruction to demographic consultant on formulation of trustee area boundary adjustments based on criteria.

This is the first of five meetings in the redistricting process. The KHSD Board will vote on the new districts at the final meeting on May 14, 2018.

For more information contact Dr. Gerald Cantu, DHF Education Policy Director, gcantu@doloreshuerta.org, 661-249-0219

Llamada a la acción: Reunión de Redistribución de Distritos de KHSD, lunes. 19/03/18, 6:30 p.m.

Únase a la FDH y haga que se escuche su voz, en una reunión de redistribución de distritos de la Junta Directiva de Kern High School District.

Cuándo: Lunes, 19 de marzo de 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Dónde: 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309

Expresar apoyo público para la adopción de criterios que conduzcan al rediseño de los límites del distrito que salvaguarden la equidad electoral.

Su voz es necesaria para ayudarnos a poner fin al gerrymandering, lo que diluye la influencia política de comunidades minoritarias subrepresentadas, especialmente en las áreas de South Kern. ¡Arvin y Lamont merecen ser representados en la Junta de Fideicomisarios de KHSD!

Los siguientes temas serán cubiertos:
1) Datos demográficos del distrito escolar según el censo de 2010 y las estimaciones más recientes de la Encuesta de la Comunidad Estadounidense

2) Actualización sobre los criterios legales aplicables para ajustar los límites del área de custodios

3) Procedimientos para ajustar los límites del área del fiduciario. Audiencia pública sobre los criterios.

A través de este proceso, la Junta de Fiduciarios de KHSD adoptará resoluciones que especifiquen criterios para guiar el ajuste de los límites del área de custodios y proporcionará instrucciones al consultor demográfico sobre la formulación de ajustes de límites del área de fiduciarios según los criterios.

Esta es la primera de cinco reuniones en el proceso de redistribución de distritos. La Junta de KHSD votará sobre los nuevos distritos en la reunión final el 14 de mayo de 2018.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con el Dr. Gerald Cantu, Director de Políticas de Educación de DHF, gcantu@doloreshuerta.org, 661-249-0219

Event: School Discipline Community Meeting, Fri. 9/15/17, 6:30pm

Event: School Discipline Community Meeting, Fri. 9/15/17, 6:30pm

Help BLOCK THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE by helping KHSD improve school discipline!

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, at 6:30 PM

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
615 California Ave.
Bakersfield, CA

SPANISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE

LIGHT FOOD PROVIDED

MEETING TOPICS

+ Learn about the historic discrimination lawsuit victory for Kern High School District (KHSD) students

+ Meet the experts working to help KHSD improve school discipline for students of color

+ Find out how to report problems or issues