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 (7657 Posts)

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    POLARFEST 2015: New location, same fun

    September 22nd, 2015

    Polarfest, the annual San Tan Valley-exclusive winter-carnival-type event, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 […]

    Tips to Make History Come Alive for Your Family

    August 21st, 2015

    (StatePoint) It may have been many years since you picked up a history textbook. And if so, who can blame […]

    Resolution Copper Mining begins worker trainee program

    February 6th, 2014

    SUPERIOR, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2014 – Resolution Copper Mining is beginning a Worker Trainee Program as part of its commitment […]

    Enjoy a day of outdoor recreation and history at the Third Annual Legends of Superior Trails Eco-Tourism Festival

    February 5th, 2014

    The Legends of Superior Trails invites you to enjoy a day of history, and adventure at the Third Annual Legends […]

  • Additional Stories

    Couple who held daughters captive in Pima County now facing Pinal County charges

    February 5th, 2014

    A couple accused of keeping the wife’s three daughters captive in Pima County are now facing added charges in Pinal […]

    Medical marijuana dispensary possible for Oracle

    February 5th, 2014

    By John Hernandez San Manuel Miner Around 40 Oracle residents attended a public meeting held at the Oracle Community Center […]

    Local residents participate in study on time

    February 1st, 2014

    By Mila Besich Lira Superior Sun In today‚Äôs lifestyle, we live busy lives often bouncing from one activity to the […]

    Public Works outline for the New Year

    January 31st, 2014

    By David Garcia Special to the Miner Mammoth – The Public Works Department is looking forward to positive changes in […]

  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger

  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather