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BUSD fall Rawhide Ranch internship program to be 10 weeks

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

The Bonsall Unified School District has agreements with Rawhide Ranch for a veterinarian and animal science internship program for BUSD students in fourth through eighth grades. Depending on holidays and Rawhide Ranch availability the programs run from 10-12 weeks. The most recent agreement approved by the BUSD board will be for 10 weeks.

The board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 20, included a 5-0 vote to approve the fall 2023 agreement. The internship program will allow up to 24 students to participate Friday afternoons and will cover through Friday, Nov. 10.

“We continue to ensure that our students have access to meaningful hands-on learning,” BUSD Superintendent Joseph Clevenger said.

The internship program is called Rawhide Ranch Days and emphasizes livestock animal science and horsemanship. The subjects include safety protocols and handling, grooming procedures, stable management, animal first aid, anatomy, nutrition and dairy production. The school district has collaborated with Rawhide Ranch on the internship program since spring 2022.

“It’s just incredible,” Clevenger said.

The district will pay $32 per student per session, or a total of $7,680.


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