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Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for May 28, 2013

Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for May 28
Oklahoman Published: May 28, 2013

District wins grant for schools

Edmond is one of 26 school districts to be awarded a Healthy Schools Incentive Grant from the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust.

The trust's board of directors approved a $20,000 grant to support coordinated school health. The school district plans to use the money to pay for equipment for hearing and vision screenings, an additional defibrillator at each high school, and health-related curriculum for elementary schools.

“We are pleased so many Oklahoma school districts are working to make their schools healthy places to work, learn and play,” said Tracey Strader, the trust's executive director. “Edmond Public Schools is enacting policies that make a difference in children's lives. This grant highlights the achievements of the district and its efforts to make the healthy choice the easy choice.”

College extends summer hours

Rose State College will extend its hours of operation for the week before and the first week of the 2013 summer session. This will provide extended service hours during the busiest time of enrollment and during the “drop and add” period. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, from Tuesday through June 7.

Police academy graduates 18

The Logan County sheriff's office launched on Dec. 3 a reserve peace officer academy through the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. The class concluded with all 18 students passing their final exams May 20. The sheriff's office and the Guthrie Police Department have several new reserve deputies and police officers who graduated from the academy Friday, and also graduating were new deputies and officers from Major County, Glencoe, Canadian County, Langston, Noble County, and others.

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