Congratulations to Mountain Desert Career Pathways (MDCP), one of five San Bernardino County school programs that will receive the Golden Bell Award on Feb. 1. The California School Boards Association (CSBA) presents the Golden Bell Award annually to honor school programs and governance practices for outstanding contributions to public education.

Located in the First District, Mountain Desert Economic Partnership – Mountain Desert Career Pathways “brings together industry, government, education and community partners in a collective-impact approach to build a sustainable culture of high-quality, local employees surrounded by an engaging community.”

MDCP participating school districts include Apple Valley Unified, Baker Valley, Barstow, Hesperia, Lucerne Valley, Silver Valley, Snowline, Trona and Victor Valley Union High School District.

“These innovative programs illustrate the outstanding efforts being made by our school districts to think outside the box,” said County Superintendent Ted Alejandre. “When we work together to lift up students, we can positively impact families and the surrounding communities.”

Businesses interested in partnering with Mountain Desert Career Pathways are encouraged to contact them at

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