Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

New modulars will accommodate larger-than-expected first grade

By Coby Hutzler


For many kids across the country, yesterday marked the first day of the new school year.

That was certainly true at Baker City's Brooklyn Primary School, where the atmosphere was both excited and ambitious as little ones became acquainted with new friends and new routines -and their new classrooms.

Brooklyn is now home to three modular buildings purchased earlier this year, and while the units are ready for teaching, they're awaiting a few final, behind-the-scenes touches.

"The water is all connected, and although our land-line phone system is not fully operational, (staff members) are in contact via cell phones," said Gundula O'Neal, Brooklyn's principal.

The modulars' arrival couldn't have come soon enough.

See more in Wednesday's issue of the Baker City Herald.