Parents/guardians of Baker 5J students are invited to attend a Parent Advisory Discussion on
Early Learning. During the presentation, Superintendent Mark Witty will share information about
Baker 5J’s work with the Baker Early Learning Collaborative.
“The District has been working with community agencies and organizations for the past year
to develop a collaborative plan for improving access to services and opportunities for
families with young children” said, Superintendent Witty. “During this presentation, we will
Share updates on those efforts and gather input from parents and community members
about how to incorporate early learning priorities into Student Success Act goals.”
The Student Success Act was passed by Oregon legislators in the last session. Through this act
school districts across Oregon will receive additional funding – most of which is targeted into
distinct categories. Early Learning is one of those categories.
“Parent Advisory meetings provide an opportunity for parents to have input and conversation
with District Leaders,” said Assistant Superintendent Betty Palmer. “We welcome your
involvement and encourage your interaction around this and other critical issues involving
our schools and programs.”
The Baker 5J Parent Advisory Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November
12, at the Baker School District Office at 2090 Fourth Street. Parents and community members
Baker School District provides regular opportunities for input and conversation through Parent
Advisory meetings. This is the first Parent Advisory meeting scheduled for 2019-20 School Year.
Nationally recognized Baker School District 5J (BSD) in Baker City, OR, is the largest of three
rural school districts in Baker County, serving 1,740 students and employing over 235 educators
and staff. District elementary schools include Brooklyn Primary School, Haines Elementary,
Keating Elementary School, and South Baker Intermediate. Baker Middle School and two high
schools, Baker High School and Eagle Cap Innovative High School, are also part of BSD.
Additionally, BSD sponsors two charter schools, Baker Web Academy and Baker Early College,
each offering teacher-supported online education. BSD provides next-generation education for
the future of Eastern Oregonians and launched Baker Technical Institute (BTI), a career and
technical program that partners with regional employers and industry experts to provide an
innovative education in hands-on fields. BSD believes strong schools are the foundation of
strong and vibrant communities and is committed to preparing students to become successful life-