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Ian Journey announced his candidacy for the Bakersfield City School District board Area 5 seat.

Ian Journey, a local professional engineer, has announced his candidacy for the Bakersfield City School District School Board Area 5 Seat, according to a news release.

"Our education system is the most important determinant of our children’s economic future which directly affects the well-being of our community," Journey said, in a release. "I want to prepare our children to pursue their greatest dreams with confidence. I want them to achieve a rewarding quality of life through job security and financial independence, which can only result from outstanding educational opportunities."

Journey is a mechanical engineer at Baskin Mechanical Engineers and he co-owns a bakery, Baker’s Outpost, with his wife. He is a father of two children who attend BCSD. He also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and is a member of the Kern, Inyo and Mono Workforce Development Board.

Journey's candidacy emphasizes equity, teacher autonomy, fiscal accountability and hands-on learning.

"I believe the best educational outcomes for our children are achieved when they are physically in school," he said, in a release. "I believe in a 'Learn by Doing' philosophy where attentive hands-on opportunities are at the core of the learning experience."

For more information on his candidacy, visit www.ianjourney.com.

Journey is running for Area 5 seat that will be open when Fred L. Haynes ends his term.

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(24) comments

Masked 2020

the baker dude needs to be less thoughtful and more... this is exactly what I would like to do...just the facts no BS... we have a president for BS

Masked 2020

minus Thirty....really?......I had 2 go 2 UrbanDictionary-----TOP DEFINITION

----cis male---- A non-transgendered male. A naturally-born man or boy whose psychological gender identity is socially male also. Clarification: A cis male is not necessarily macho, or even of average masculine persona. A cis male might have some or many characteristics that are feminine, effeminate, or female-like, but unless he seeks to project a female persona, he is still a cis male. Liberace's sequined robes and feather boas might remind us of a drag queen, but he was still a cis male. by ninja nella July 11, 2009

Masked 2020

well well......is he BetseyDeVos with a beard?... that wont do..... typical BakoFolks ...wolves in sheep's clothing....that's 2bad if true...

Thirtysomething

Another CIS white male who thinks he has all the answers. How novel.

culinaryroost

So if they came out as transgender you would support them?

Thirtysomething

It would make it easier to believe Mr. Journey has a real understanding of the challenges that disadvantaged brown children in his district have.

Thirtysomething

Are you dismissing the added struggles that women, LGBTQ, and POC face that straight white males don't?

Beth

You mean like Biden? LOLOL So your gender (no matter how you decide to identify) keeps you from caring or serving those that are not the same identity as you? Man oh man that is gonna make it difficult to find people to serve. I guess we are going to need some more spots on the board.

The Independent Voter

He's a good guy and deserves an opportunity to serve. Take him face value now and evaluate his performance.

Beth

Thirtysomething, 1. How do you know where his children go to school? 2. Way to keep it classy and expose his kids like that. 3. Please post links to where you are getting your information from. In my conversations with the candidates, Mr. Journey said that his is independently raising funds and is registered as an Independent. Anyone who knows Abernathy knows she would not support anyone that wasn't a Republican. I am all for a candidate that hasn't been a part of the problem that has led our schools to be ranked at the very bottom of California's schools. (CA has been ranked somewhere between 38th and 47th depending on which study you look at). How refreshing to have an engineer (famously problem solving profession), a father and CASA volunteer step up to serve!

Thirtysomething

Hyperbole much? This is no personal attack on him nor his family. But he may well have personal motives and interests that do not align with those of the families of students in the other schools in the district.

Thirtysomething

He's a Downtown Elementary parent who is funded by other wealthy Downtown parents. He's running to keep poor kids out of their free private school

Chiss

Your comment is ghastly inaccurate and offensive. It is extremely unfortunate you're adding to the troubling state of our society we are already in, where FACTS don't matter.

Thirtysomething

He's the Abernathy candidate.

Chiss

Did you fact check that before making that public information? Or, with your insider knowledge, can you kindly link to where I can find this to be true? I can't seem to find anything to state that to be true (it'd be kind of strange, for a very much Republican to endorse an Independent, don't you think?)

Thirtysomething

I saw a section on fiscal conservativism on his website and made the connection. Sorry, but we're poor and POC in District 5. We need more funds for our kids not less.

culinaryroost

Typically when you are poor, it is extra important to be fiscally conservative. You have to spend LESS than you HAVE in order to have a rainy-day fund for say, something like, a PANDEMIC.

Masked 2020

dang I cant spell ... goggle kept trying 2 send me to Iran ...4 a cruse eye guess.. and loves should B loaves...Mrs. Click Mrs. Berg Miss Lowe and Mrs. Potter.... u did your best...school N the orange groves.... eye think the farmers sprayed us weekly

Masked 2020

ChlorineBot thanks... I guess they set U free....... but it wasn't easy.... google kept trying 2 send me on a journeyNran.......now lets break bread with his wife.... he kinda looks like a "AP" White Jesus ....nothing like the smell of fresh baked loves....As we took a look at the complex chemistry of bread-making last week, this week it seemed to make perfect sense to look at some of the chemistry that results from putting the end result of that process into the oven! There are a host of compounds that contribute towards baked bread’s aroma; here we take a look at a selection of them, how they are formed, and what they contribute. Several factors can influence the aroma of your bread, and a couple of them have an effect even before your loaf is put in the oven. The ingredients used are an obvious source of some of the compounds that go on to help form the aroma; however, the volatile compounds found in the flour are really only minor contributors to the end result. More significant are the compounds generated by the fermentation process. Enzymatic activity in the dough can help produce fermentable sugars that yeast can use to produce a whole range of compounds. Precursors to some of the most important aroma compounds in the bread’s crumb are created as byproducts of the fermentation process. In sour dough breads, the bacteria present can also generate flavour and aroma compounds, such as lactic acid. It’s the reactions during baking that also make a big contribution to the smell when you remove the bread from the oven. There are essentially two different classes of reaction occurring: Maillard reactions, which occur between sugars and amino acids in the bread, and sugar caramelisation reactions. Both types of reaction help to develop the brown colouration of the bread’s crust; both also help form aroma and flavour compounds, though the Maillard reactions are more significant in this regard. The amino acids present in the dough influence the types of products formed.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

Seek help Jenell...

Masked 2020

he sounds like a thoughtful person but the proof is in the pudding........Core Values

ACCESS & EQUITY Without a doubt COVID-19 will have lasting effects for many decades to come. Long-term school closures have significantly exacerbated longstanding inequalities in our education system. This is especially true when it comes to equitable internet and technological access. I believe that a high-quality public education should be a constitutionally protected civil right. As a school board member, I will minimize the harm to marginalized students as long as COVID-19 continues to disrupt in-person learning by ensuring: Equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities, English learners, foster youth, and migrant youth. Funds are targeted to marginalized students

Students have access to nutritional supports.

I believe equity is a lot harder than access and will use this recognition as an overarching aspect of every decision I make.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

Wow Yorkies, thank you so much for saving us all from making one mouse click to read what you copied and pasted.

What would we do without you???

Boris25

If you really believe in "high-quality public education should be a constitutionally protected civil right" then you support school vouchers so parents have assess to good private schools and teachers. Public education is an abysmal failure "for students with disabilities, English learners, foster youth, migrant and marginalized students".

scottybob

Go for it! The last thing we need is teachers and professors on the school boards.

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