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Baker County Schools participate in reading initiative

Tracy Barber, Family Engagement Specialist Tracy Barber, Family Engagement Specialist
Londa Taylor, Reading Teacher Londa Taylor, Reading Teacher

The Baker County School System is participating in a new initiative to help make sure kids are reading at their grade level.

It's called "Circle of Adults Focused on Education" or CAFE. Baker County got a state grant to participate in the initiative. Students having trouble reading will read to teachers, pastors, and other community leaders three days a week to help them get back on track.

"It'll give the students a chance to see that others care about their reading,” said Londa Taylor, Reading Teacher.

"If we can get all of these people under one roof, and pull our resources and pull our ideas we can take our kids to the next level,” said Tracy Barber, Family Engagement Specialist.

Baker County is the only County school system in the state participating in the initiative. They're looking for volunteers who can help out. They're holding a meeting on January 26th at the school's library from 4-6 p.m.

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