Oracle Schools to consider moving kindergarten to the Mountain Vista Campus

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

By Dennis Blauser

Superintendent, Oracle Schools

On Feb. 18 the Oracle School District Governing Board will discuss the idea of moving both pre-school and kindergarten to the Mountain Vista Campus. Currently these two programs are housed at the Oracle Ridge Campus which is about 3.5 miles east of the Mountain Vista Campus. The governing board meeting will be held at the Oracle Ridge campus at 6 p.m. at which time the public is welcome to give their input regarding the proposed move.

For quite some time the district has been considering this move in order to become more financially efficient and also to be able to provide a more fluid, seamless educational experience for it’s pre-school through eighth grade students. Although the Oracle Ridge Campus is very nice and still very valuable to the district, having all of the students on one campus, similar to most other schools, allows the district to efficiently conduct staff development. It also allows the district to provide better services such as library access, special education, physical education and special programs to pre-k and kindergarten students. The total number of classrooms that would be closed would be three. The district will explore leasing and other options for the affected classrooms.

Most of the district resources such as special education, transportation and food services are based at the Mountain Vista Campus. Having the separate campuses forces the district to have extra bus runs and run an additional small scale cafeteria. With careful planning, the Mountain Vista Campus can easily hold the additional students for years to come. Both kindergarten teachers are very excited about the move and agree that it is the best thing for the students.

Not only will the students benefit from this move, it is estimated that the district will save between 30 and 40 thousand dollars per year by consolidating the campuses. If the move occurs, the district is hoping to expand its pre-school offerings in a newly re-furbished setting complete with a new curriculum. This year the district implemented a comprehensive new reading program and is excited to have a progressive new math program in place for the 2014/2015 school year. We are confident that having our students on one campus combined with our new and exciting curricular offerings will make the Oracle School District an even better place for students to grow and learn.

admin (7685 Posts)


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • Additional Stories

    No state highway construction closures over Thanksgiving weekend

    November 22nd, 2016
    by

    No state highway construction closures over Thanksgiving weekend State, local agencies emphasize safe driving, planning ahead PHOENIX – Over Thanksgiving […]


    Norm Wisner is Guest Speaker at the Annual Oracle Historical Society’s Meeting

    October 26th, 2016
    by

    Reports to the membership on accomplishments and outlines of future plans, an election of Directors to the Board, and Norm […]


    One Week Left of the Arizona State Fair – Get On Down Here!

    October 26th, 2016
    by

    One Week Left of the Arizona State Fair Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum Concert Series: October 26 – 29 Phoenix, Ariz.- What […]


    46 FOSTER CHILDREN TO JOIN FOREVER FAMILIES ON NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY

    October 26th, 2016
    by

    46 FOSTER CHILDREN TO JOIN FOREVER FAMILIES ON NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY Pinal County Finalizes Adoptions to Give Children in Foster […]


  • Additional Stories

    Night Viewing of Objects in the Sky at Catalina State Park’s Star Party on September 24

    September 13th, 2016
    by

    Night Viewing of Objects in the Sky at  Catalina State Park’s Star Party on September 24 PHOENIX – If you […]


    Off the Beaten Path Labor Day Weekend Adventures at Arizona State Parks

    August 31st, 2016
    by

    Off the Beaten Path Labor Day Weekend Adventures at Arizona State Parks PHOENIX – The Colorado River, Arizona’s many lakes and Sedona […]


    New ADOT policy allows approved memorials along highways

    August 29th, 2016
    by

    New ADOT policy allows approved memorials along highways Plan promotes safety for families, motorists and ADOT personnel   PHOENIX ‒ […]


    Friday Night Lights are Here

    August 26th, 2016
    by

    GLOBE Aug. 19           Casteel                         7 p.m. Aug .26 […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger

  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather