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Fulton named one of five OSSBA 2016 All-State School Board Members  
Five Oklahoma school board members have been named to the Oklahoma State School Boards Association's 2016 All-State School Board for their outstanding service on their local school boards and to the state, including Mustang's own Board President Chad Fulton. Superintendent Sean McDaniel described Fulton as a "superstar board member."
"Chad has three of his own children in the district but believes that his decisions should have an impact on all children. He expresses frequently that it is all of our responsibilities to provide as many opportunities for our students as we can," McDaniel wrote in Fulton's nomination application.
 
Focus on energy conservation saves district $351,000
With a focus on energy conservation, Mustang Public Schools has saved more than $351,000 in utility costs in one year.

Alan Green, director of facilities, took the post a year ago and one of his duties was to find ways to save money. OG&E had contacted the district and Green and others investigated the "Smart Hours" program where energy is cheaper in "off peak" hours of consumption.

"When you're talking about a school district and it's the tax payers' money, this makes perfect sense," Green said. "Peak hours start as the schools are clearing out for the day. Why wouldn't we do this? It was a no risk venture to sign up for the program."
 
BroncoClub to take off for the 2016-2017 school year
UPDATE: We are experiencing a delay for incoming kindergarteners and 5th graders, as well as all brand new enrollees, who need to enroll in the District’s new after school care, BroncoClub. Several behind-the-scenes systems must go through a maintenance process.On July 25th these two student groups will be able to enroll in BroncoClub. We are sorry for this inconvenience! We know you’re excited to get your students enrolled and to be ready for the 2016-2017 school year. We will keep you posted if there are any changes!


Mustang Public Schools is bringing after-school care for Mustang students in house. BroncoClub will be offered at Mustang's elementary and intermediate sites for the 2016-2017 school year. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade are eligible to take part.
 
School thanks voters for new ELA textbooks
While school districts reel from the loss of money for textbooks from the state, Mustang students will be using new English language arts textbooks for the 2016-2017 school year. Textbooks were included as an item on the February 2016 bond issue.

Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel said Mustang students will have their 10 or 12- year-old English and reading books replaced thanks to the voters.

"There are no words - and I mean this genuinely - there are no words that can adequately express our appreciation to our community for their support," he said. "Had our patrons not made the personal decisions, each one of them, to go to the polls and vote, we would have done without. We would have been using books that are antiquated, outdated, and tattered, but because they got in their vehicles and drove to their precincts and voted, we get to buy new textbooks for our students."

 
Students find success in alt ed
Students find success in alternative education program

Mustang High School students have another avenue toward graduation if they are not being successful in a traditional classroom. Housed at Mustang Education Center, the district's alternative education program, PASS (Partnership for Academic Student Success) is a haven and resource for up to 60 students at a time who need a different atmosphere, a different pace or more help. Of the 674 students who were eligible to walk across the stage at graduation, 59 graduated thanks to the PASS program.

Tawnya Merchant, a veteran teacher of 32 years, is the PASS facilitator. She said students must apply to be part of the program and go through an interview process. Only students who have the drive and determination to graduate are accepted and only 60 students can be in the program at a time.
 
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