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EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TEAM UPDATE

Hope your week is a super duper successful one!

Our Education and Workforce Team recently met. This team meets once a month at various schools. We only allow Guthrie Chamber Investors on this team. One of our big goals for this team is to match a BIG BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION with a school and then a small business/organization with every classroom. 

As we move forward as a Chamber and look to raise the quality life in Guthrie via our Investors by growing our economy - we have to support our schools. 

Here are some updates from Dr. Mike Simpson, Guthrie Public Schools Superintendent:

Regarding the current state of the bond:

  • Roof at GUES is done
  • Roof at Central is almost done
  • Roof at Fogarty will be complete @ end of calendar year
  • Money for the new school will be received August 2016

Regarding the schools in general

  • Smoothest school year start in Dr. Simpson's memory
  • Good sports year in the Fall
  • Beginning testing time
  • Academics
    • ACT scores are up (while state average is down)
    • More kids taking the ACT than before
    • Elementary: our students are at about 100% of them passing the 3rd grade reading test. 
      • in spite of 60% free/reduced lunch rate

Our next Education & Workforce Team meeting is December 17th. 

ARE YOU A CHAMBER INVESTOR? YOU SHOULD JOIN A TEAM.