The school will expand to second grade in the coming year after opening last year with grades pre-kindergarten through first grade.
The state of education?
Some school leaders believe the recent teacher pay raises has given many educators a boost headed into the new school year.
“I would classify the state of education in Oklahoma right now as upbeat, obviously, because of the historic legislative action that is going to ensure the revenue is there for the significant pay raises of both certified employees and support employees,” said Enid Public Schools Superintendent Darrell Floyd, speaking with the Enid News & Eagle.
Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Schools Superintendent Brent Koontz said, “I feel like things are on the upswing educationally for our state. I believe the general public is more aware of the financial challenges we have faced for over a decade.”
School grant: AT&T Oklahoma has awarded a $25,000 request to the Edmond Public Schools Foundation to fund IGNITE Innovation and Technology for Edmond High School Students. Edmond has formed an alliance with surrounding districts and the University of Central Oklahoma to create STEM committees at each school sight made up of members of the school and community. However, to fulfill this goal, teachers said they needed greater access to the tools, materials and supplies that allow them to carry out critical hands-on science activities that are integral to student understanding of complex science principles. (Information from the Edmond PSF)