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Buses to get GPS systems

Baker County school buses will soon be equipped with GPS systems that will not only stream location and other information about the buses to the school district and sheriff’s office simultaneously, but drivers will have a panic button to immediately alert authorities to emergencies. Read More »

Teachers may receive $800 raises in new union contract

After months of contract negotiations between the Baker County Education Association and the school district, teachers are in line for $800 raises in addition to seniority-based wage increases. Read More »

$52M budget finalized with tax cut

The Baker County School Board unanimously adopted a $52.2 million budget for 2015-16 Monday evening and continued a tradition of bringing in a new appropriations package with a slightly lower property tax rate. Read More »

Vehicle goes airborne after striking culvert, injuring two

A Lake Butler woman and her child were seriously injured the late afternoon of September 11 when their southbound 2006 Nissan left the roadway on SR 121 near Manning, struck a culvert and went airborne before overturning and coming to rest on its roof. Read More »

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