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Teachers raises aplenty in new union contract

Baker County teachers are starting the 2013-14 school year off this week with a new crop of students to educate in the classroom and more money to spend in their pockets.

Pay raises and bonuses for all teachers and longevity pay for dozens of senior instructors were included in a $790,311 salary and benefits package in a new contract for teachers approved by the school board during a meeting on the evening of August 19.

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School officials: we’ll get grades up

To end a somewhat lively school board meeting last week that broke into a happy birthday song at one point, officials railed against the state’s school grading formula and pledged to do whatever it takes to boost marks next year.

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Return to PreK-K Center for ‘Party with McLarty’

teachers back earlyWhitney Hall (left) and Kelly McLarty, the mastermind behind the third annual “Party with McLarty” at the Baker County Pre-K/Kindergarten Center, were joined by other school teachers, like Kimber Thigpen (below) and principal Bonnie Jones in the media center the morning of August 2 for a pre-school year preparation lunch

Teachers district wide are due back on campus August 14.

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