(September 21, 2009) - Taft Middle School will host the first of four MAPS for Kids community meetings at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 1st. The meeting will take place in the school’s cafeteria, 2901 NW 23rd Street.
During the meeting, parents, teachers, students, neighbors, community members and school administrators can provide input and share their ideas for the school’s upcoming renovations.
The school, which was established in 1930, will receive over $4.8 million in facility improvements from MAPS for Kids funds. The school will be designed to accommodate 691 seventh and eighth grade students.
Prior to groundbreaking, three additional community meetings will be held for Taft, which are:
Meeting 2 -
schematic design presentations
Meeting 3 - preliminary design presentations
Meeting 4 – final design presentation
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 ADG, Inc. and the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Public Schools (OCMAPS) Trust Project Office. For more information, contact the OCMAPS Trust Project Office at 297-3461 or visit www.okc.gov.