Oklahoma education news briefs

Oklahoma education news briefs for Sunday, March 24, 2013.
Published: March 24, 2013
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MAPS meetings set

Community meetings are planned to discuss upcoming MAPS construction projects at four Oklahoma City elementary schools. Buchanan Elementary, Oakridge Elementary and Johnson Elementary each are receiving a $1.7 million addition of new classrooms and a gym. Fillmore Elementary is receiving a $1.4 million gym.

• The Buchanan meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the school, 4126 NW 18. The school was built in 1951 and already has received about $3.8 million in MAPS renovations. The school is designed to accommodate about 460 students in prekindergarten through sixth grade.

• The Oakridge meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 4200 Leonhardt Drive. The school was built in 1965 and already has received about $3.2 million in MAPS renovations. The school is designed to accommodate about 250 students in prekindergarten through fifth grade.

• The Fillmore meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 5200 S Blackwelder. The school was built in 1949 and already has received about $5.8 million in MAPS renovations. The school is designed to accommodate about 850 students in prekindergarten through sixth grade.

• The Johnson meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school, 1810 Sheffield Road. The school was built in 1951 and has received about $2 million in MAPS renovations. The school is designed to accommodate about 220 students in prekindergarten through sixth grade.

From staff reports