Contract talks between the school district’s non-instructional employee union and the administration dragged on until nearly 11 pm September 8 with still no resolution on a core of issues, most prominent among them greater inclusion of its ranks on the communication chain on student discipline matters. The parties will re-convene on September 18 for another go at it, and discussions on other matters like the procedure for lining up bus drivers for field trips, higher seniority steps for veteran employees, and equaling bonus pay to that of teachers who have already settled their contract. In photo above, the delegations at the bargaining table in the school board meeting room. At right, non-instructional union president Stephanie Wingard and Tracy Butler, the negotiator assigned by the regional office of the Florida Education Association based in Orange Park. The session later this month will be the fourth.
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Prior to the budget hearing in September, the Baker County Commission in regular session adopted a new contract with the Baker Correctional Development Corporation, or BCDC, for the housing and care of local inmates at the county jail, which officials said would result in substantial savings to the county.
The contract reduces the daily rate the county pays for local prisoners from $84.72 to $80.40 for up to 125 inmates, which would cost taxpayers $3,671,900. The rate drops to $76.25 for each inmate in excess of 125. Read More »
The Baker County Democratic Committee will meet Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. for coffee and donuts at 6852 Cattle Gap Lane in Glen St. Mary.
It’s located off CR 125 South between U.S. 90 and the interstate.
All Democrats interested in the support of our Democrat candidates and organizations in Baker County are urged to attend.
For more information, please call 259-6667 or 655-0439.
The Baker County Code Enforcement Board agreed during its regular monthly meeting on September 8 that a damaged roof on an abandoned house in Macclenny II constitutes a violation of the zoning code.
Building Official Bobby Griffin indicated the home on Raintree Dr. was in foreclosure and may be in the hands of a lending institution, but the CEB entered the violation order against owner of record Thomas Medlock. Read More »