KUSD Board of Trustees discuss the mobile health clinic and children’s safety

Photo by Mickie Williams
The Kern River Lake Isabella Board of Realtors presented a check at the Wallace Middle School Board Meeting to Camp Keep. Pictured Left to Right: Becky Starr-Harris, 2020 President, Kelley Scarborough, 2020 Vice President, Monica O’Brien, KUSD Board President, Lucian Whitman, and KUSD Superintendent Dr. Steve Martinez.

By Daniel Riley
Special to the Sun


KUSD President Lucian Whitman opened the Kernville Union School District Board of Trustees’ regular meeting at 5:01 p.m. on January 14.

The Mobile Health Clinic was moved to the top of the line discussion at 5:05 p.m. Greg Davis discussed and presented the opening of the new mobile health clinic to be on hand for the local schools. The clinic is an elevated rolling unit that contains two office spaces and a restroom. This unit can be used to treat an assortment of issues that range from a mild fever diagnosis to minor stitching.

It was discussed that there was an increase of eight new students to the district. The students have moved in from other districts, as well as from homeschooling.

Director of Student Services Marie Sampson gave a report that the Christmas festival ran smoothly.

Sampson mentions an accidental overlay in the time frame on handouts for the Christmas time concert and apologized for the timing issue, however, she was glad to say that most parents stayed and got to see the concert as a whole as a result. Overall the concert was a success.

Family Resource Center Director of District Programs Sherry Lanza stated that 90 students were involved in the “Be an Angel” program.

The floor was opened for discussion. Many members of the community shared their concern for the safety of their children in the school system.

The faculty members on the board would like for the members of the community to share their concerns about safety for their children to possibly fix any often recurring issues in the school. If you would like to express your concern it is encouraged that you please attend the next board meeting.

The Kernville Union School District Board of Trustee’s President Whitman convened into closed session at 6:54 p.m., after which, the meeting was adjourned.

The date of the next regular board meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., in the Cafeteria of the Wallace Elementary School. Closed session to follow immediately after in the District Office at the same address.