Welcome to the Bakersfield Elementary Teachers Association's (BETA) online home. We represent the teachers, counselors, program specialists, speech therapists and nurses who work for the Bakersfield City School District. BETA has 1,500 members, and is an affilate of the California Teachers Association (CTA). CTA has more than 335,000 members - consisting of teachers and other education employees in the state's more than 1,000 school districts.
Why Join BETA? One of BETA's prime objectives is to protect the rights of its members. BETA believes that education employees should be free from arbitrary and capricious decisions by their employers. When violations occur, employees must have available the resources to defend their rights through appropriate legal or administrative channels.