Renovation/Construction of Baker High School Update

August 15, 2019
Over the last 12 months, our staff and bond counsel have been working diligently to meet the requirements set forth in the USDA Rural Development Loan.  As of this date, all of the requirements of the application have been met, and we have been waiting for comments from Washington, D.C. relative to loan approval.

On August 14, 2019, we received concurrence from the National USDA Office in Washington of the School Board’s financing for the Baker High School Project.  Not withstanding some conditions relative to the loan documents, the USDA State Office will be delivering a formal letter to obligate funding very soon.

Rural Development Loan $  7,610,000  
Rural Development Loan $  7,000,000  
FEMA Equipment $  2,000,000  
CDBG $     672,000  
FEMA Development $  4,994,101  
TOTAL =================> $22,276,101  
August 5, 2019
The State Office for the USDA submitted the City of Baker School System's loan application to Washington, DC for federal review and comments regarding the renovation and construction of Baker High School.  This big step moves us closer to realization.
On Behalf of all the stakeholders, students, and staff of Baker High School, we want to express our sincere appreciation for dedication demonstrated by our USDA State Office.
Superintendent Brister
Source: Dr. Brister