Thousands Across Eastern Oklahoma Go Back To School Today

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 6:12 am
By: News On 6

Thousands of students across eastern Oklahoma are headed back to class today.

It's the first day of classes in at least 40 school districts including Broken Arrow, Owasso, Claremore, Bartlesville, Muskogee, Coweta, Sapulpa and Tahlequah.

In Broken Arrow, the district is opening a new section of their Freshman Academy this morning.  The students will start the new school year in an expanded facility. 

The Freshman Academy added 20,000 additional square feet over the summer.  That translates into 10 new classrooms, several new science labs and a library at the front of the school.

The district says enrollment is up with Broken Arrow saying they are on track to add about 500 students to the school district, each year. 

"We are always excited. We have so many kids, the district keeps growing that every year is something new and I know our teachers are just thrilled to see their students back after a couple of months off," said Charlie Hannema with Broken Arrow Schools.

The district also reminds parents that there will be delays today, especially with buses while everyone gets back in the swing of things,

You can check your child's Broken Arrow bus routes online