BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Cesar Chavez Elementary School earned a Golden Bell Award for its Morning Read Program.
The Golden Bell is awarded by the California School Boards Association to recognize outstanding public-school programs for innovation, sustainability and best practices, according to a news release from Bakersfield City School District.
Chavez Elementary’s Golden Bell – one of 51 given out across the state – was in the Closing the Opportunity Gap category.
Morning Read is a reading program that gives one-on-one support to students who struggle, are below grade level and/or are English learners in kindergarten, first and second grades. The students read out loud to an adult or six-grade student for 20 minutes a day.
To learn more about the Golden Bell awards, visit the California School Boards Association’s Golden Bell website.