Sand Springs Schools get financial boost
Friday, January 23rd 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
The Sandites are beaming because of a big check worth its weight in gold.
Operation Gold Pride was begun after a challenge to the Sand Springs community by the Sand Springs home. And through bake sales and penny-drives, business donations and even a concert by a hometown Broadway star, the town raised $637,000 for the Sand Springs public schools.
Sand Springs School superintendent Lloyd Snow: â€œA great statement in our community about the importance of education and the support thatâ€™s been given to us. Gives us momentum to make this good school an even better school."
Sand Springs has lost almost $2.5-million in state school funding over the past two years. The money turned over Friday allows the district to stabilize its budget enough to begin offering full-day kindergarten classes next school year.