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Baker Art Students Spread Hope to Puerto Rico

Baker High School's Mrs. Anderson was sent photos of 17 children in Puerto Rico who were affected by the devastation of Hurricane Maria through the Memoryproject.org.  The participating art students then set to work creating portraits for them. The portraits were just delivered to the Puerto Rican children, and they were so excited to receive such special gifts.  Our school’s art department has provided them with personalized gifts to last a lifetime.  "The children fully understood through the artwork that your students genuinely care about their well-being." ~Ryan Egan Communications Director, The Memory Projects
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Legal Notice of Budget Committee Meeting (3rd Notice)

A third public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Baker School District 5J, Baker County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, will be held at the Baker School District office at 2090 4th Street, Baker City, OR 97814. The meeting will take place on June 5, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
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Baker School District 5J Haines Elementary PE Teacher

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Baker school district is made up of four elementary schools, one middle school one high school, and one innovative high school. These schools serve a population of approximately 1700 students. In addition to these schools, Baker School District 5J sponsors two charter schools: Baker Web Academy, and Baker Early College. These two schools offer online education combined with teacher relationships.
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School Board Meeting

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM
Location: Baker City City Hall, 1655 1st St, Baker City, OR 97814, USA
Jul 26
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Public Hearing Packed Baker City Hall Chambers

About 70 people attended a public hearing Tuesday to offer feedback on recommendations by the Baker School District's Long Range Facilities Planning Committee. The committee, after studying the district's facilities over the past year, has identified several major issues: Safety and security at all schools Aging buildings with high maintenance and energy costs (average age of instructional buildings is 79 years). Overcrowding at elementary and middle schools Underutilization of Baker High School, which serves only 435 students in a space designed for 830. Among the committee's recommendations: Make safety and security improvements at all schools, including secure entries and key card systems to better control access Make energy efficiency improvements at all schools, including upgrading the heating and ventilation systems at Keating and Haines elementary schools Build a new, energy efficient elementary school for Grades 1-6 on land the district owns north of Baker High School. This would address overcrowding at the elementary level and create a modern learning environment, with classrooms that have space for hands-on, individualized, collaborative learning. Move 7th and 8th grades to Baker High School (with separation between grades 7-8 and 9-12). This would address overcrowding at the middle school and utilize existing space at the high school. It would provide 7th and 8th graders an earlier start at building career-ready skills by providing access to state-of-the-art vocational programs and advanced course work. It would also result in cost savings by maintaining only one building instead of two and through other efficiencies. The School Board will consider the committee's recommendations and how to fund them at the July 26 board meeting. The meeting will start at xx p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1655 1st Street, Baker City. Click hear to listen to the public hearing
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Baker County Immunization Rates

The 2018 local area immunization numbers are now available. To see a map of schools and child care immunization numbers throughout Oregon go to http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/VACCINESIMMUNIZATION/GETTINGIMMUNIZED/Pages/SchDataCounty.aspx and click on the county.
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