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Baker School Board discusses fate of maintenance department

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The Baker School Board voted to get rid of the district's maintenance department.

The maintenance employees will keep their jobs with the district for now, but it will be up to a program manager with the city to supervise them.

The former maintenance supervisor was arrested three times for allegedly stealing from the school system.

School board members say that had nothing to do with Tuesday night's decision.

"I feel like it's time in the area of maintenance, there have been a lot of complaints in grass cutting that we move in a new direction," said Board President Elaine Davis.

The Baker School District is currently searching for a new superintendent as well.

Members say it will be up to the new superintendent to decide how best to handle maintenance moving forward.

The new leadership should be in place by June 30.

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