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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 We would have been using books that are antiquated, outdated, and tattered, but because they got in their vehicles and drove to their precincts and voted, we get to buy new textbooks for our students."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.
 
Central Enrollment opens next week for all new enrollees
Central Enrollment will be open June 13 through July 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for your convenience! Central Enrollment is housed in the front office at Mustang High School. Stop by www.mustangps.org/enrollment.aspx for detailed information, including the forms, supporting documents you'll need and directions to MHS.  
School beats economy; Standard & Poor's upgrades district's bond rating
In the midst of an economic crisis in Oklahoma, Mustang Public Schools can celebrate a crowning financial achievement. Standard & Poor's, a nationally recognized statistical credit rating organization, upgraded the district's bond rating from AA- negative to "AA- rating with a stable outlook."

Mustang Public Schools presents a financial plan annually to Standard & Poor's. With the state's financial crisis looming on the horizon, Mustang Schools implemented an efficiency plan two years ago to reduce expenditures and build the fund balance, or carryover. Carryover is the money a district has at the end of the school year after all the bills are paid. It operates much like a personal savings account. The carryover, or fund balance, protects a district when the unforeseen happens and it functions as cash flow at the beginning of the fiscal year in July, allowing the district to begin operation for the upcoming school year well before state aid and other funding sources arrive. 

 
May 26 last day of school schedule
May 26 is the last day of school for Mustang Public Schools students and is a half day. The schedule is as follows:

• Pre-kindergarten at MEC and elementary school sites: Morning session only will attend school.
• Elementary Schools - 7:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
• Intermediates - 8:10 a.m. to 12:10 a.m.
• Middle Schools - 8:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
• Mustang High School - 8:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
• MEC (PASS (Alt Ed students) 8 a.m. to noon

Just like a regular school day, lunch will be served. Buses will follow their regular schedule, just three hours earlier.
 
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