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MAPS for Kids Renovations Complete at Edwards Elementary;

staff report

MAPS for Kids and Oklahoma City Public Schools marked another milestone Friday as students, parents, teachers, community leaders, city, school district officials gather for the completion of renovations, and facility upgrades at Edwards Elementary School located at 1123 NE Grand Boulevard.

The $2.5 million project includes a classroom addition and renovation to the core facilities.  Edwards Elementary School accommodates 309 Pre-kindergarten-6th grade students.

Ronda Hamilton, Edwards principal said, “Our students, faculty and parents are thrilled to see our renovation completed and are very excited about the future of Edwards Elementary. This is certainly a day we have anticipated ever since MAPS for Kids began and certainly since our groundbreaking ceremony.  Our most sincere thanks go to the citizens of Oklahoma City for this special day.”

Karl Springer, superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools said, “The completion of renovations at Edwards Elementary represents another completed MAPS for Kids project.   MAPS for Kids is progressing across the district at a very fast rate and upon completion every Oklahoma City student will be educated in safe, technologically-advanced, neighborhood school.”

Mayor Mick Cornett commented, “It’s gratifying to see another MAPS for Kids project completed.  Edwards is just one of many elementary schools completed or under renovation. system.”

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