Generous Donations Making Difference For OK Students

Friday, August 19th 2016, 5:00 pm
By: News On 6

Friday was the first day back in school for hundreds of Jenks students.

Superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield said they are starting the school year with more money than they planned, all thanks to the Jenks Foundation's "Trojan 20" fundraising program.

"We are starting this school year with $200,000 more than we anticipated when school ended in May. So we're excited," Butterfield said.

TTCU and about 1,700 private donors helped raise the money that is going to help fund budget-cut-affected areas like professional development and classroom materials.

Union and Tulsa Public Schools head back to classes Monday.

Starting Monday didn’t stop at least 100 TPS students from getting free school supplies Friday.

A woman and her co-workers raised enough cash to donate things like pencils, glue, scissors, notebooks and rulers. Brandi Myers and her co-workers at Equine said they just wanted to help.

They dropped off the supplies at the Tulsa Public Schools warehouse Friday.