(March 18, 2009) - Edwards Elementary School will host the fourth and final MAPS for Kids community meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 26th. The meeting will take place in the school’s cafeteria, 1123 NE Grand Boulevard.
During the meeting, parents, teachers, students, neighbors, community members and school administrators can provide input on a final design of the school.
The school, which was established in 1950, will receive over $2.3 million in facility improvements from MAPS for Kids funds. The school will be designed to accommodate 309 pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students.
Three other community meetings were held for Edwards Elementary, which covered:
Meeting 1 - planning and programming
Meeting 2 - schematic design presentations
Meeting 3 - preliminary design presentations
Funding for the nearly $700 million MAPS for Kids program comes from two voter-approved sources: a seven-year penny sales tax which ended on Dec. 31, 2008 and an Oklahoma City Public Schools bond issue. Once completed, every student in the Oklahoma City Public Schools district will attend a new or fully renovated school.
Those needing a sign language interpreter, language interpreter or disability assistance can call 297-2578 at least 48 hours before the meeting.
The meeting is being coordinated by Howard and Associates, Inc. Architects, and the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Public Schools (OCMAPS) Project Office. For more information, contact the OCMAPS Project Office at 297-3461 or visit www.okc.gov.