May 21 2018

Bakersfield Californian – MATT ROSS: A call for righteous representation in KHSD redistricting

…Currently, the Kern High School District does not embody righteous representation. According to a recent story in the Bakersfield Californian, three of the five board members live within a few miles of each other in the northwest area of Bakersfield. Meanwhile, the rural areas of Arvin, Lamont and Weedpatch do not have a single representative from their area on the board. This is unacceptable. In that same article I was quoted as suggesting that the initial plans proposed by the District “maintained the status quo in order to order to maintain the incumbency” of the board, and I added, “They draw the lines to protect themselves.” And I stand by that statement…

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