Mustang Public Schools

MPS 2019-2020 fiscal audit in ‘good standing’

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education approved the financial audit for fiscal year 2019-2020 at the Monday meeting. The audit, which was performed and presented by the district’s independent auditors, certified public accountants Bledsoe, Hewett and Gullekson, was determined to be ‘good.’ However, Eric Bledsoe encouraged the district to make some improvements in the future.…

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MPS board will send $10.9 mil bond to voters

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education at their Monday night meeting approved sending a $10.9 million bond issue to voters. Mustang School District residents will vote on the bond April 6. School officials said the bond will allow the district to become 1-1 in terms of having devices for each student. It will also cover…

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Centennial receives book vending machine

Mustang Public Schools’ first book vending machine was delivered at no better time than the most wonderful time of year. Centennial Elementary is the recipient of the fourth book vending machine throughout Oklahoma school districts. The school received the machine Dec. 7. Principal Molly Wilson said Centennial was supposed to receive it by the end…

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MPS awarded grant for first air-conditioned buses

New school buses have been rolling around Mustang Public Schools’ district. For bus driver David Venters, they make all the difference. Three gasoline-fueled Blue Bird Corp. school buses equipped with air conditioners were delivered to the district in September. These are the first air-conditioned route buses to be in service for MPS. Venters, who has…

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MPS board studying smaller bond issue than previously discussed

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education discussed changes possibly coming to the district in the spring semester at their Monday meeting. The spring 2021 bond will be brought to the board at the Jan. 11 meeting. Superintendent Charles Bradley said the bond resolution will cover improvements to student education, such as more electronic devices and…

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MPS, Health Department hoping ISQP helps understand transmission data

Mustang Public Schools’ data from their newly implemented in-school quarantine program will possibly be the first in the nation to inform decision-making. Oklahoma Interim Health Commissioner Lance Frye told members of the press at Mustang High School Dec. 2 that the program is not an experiment, as MPS’ COVID-19 data has been identified as one…

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MPS first to implement in-school quarantine system

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education approved allowing an in-school quarantine pilot program to begin Monday. The board made the decision at the Nov. 24 special meeting, making them the first district in Oklahoma to accept the program. The program, which is made possible for the district through a partnership with the Oklahoma State Department…

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Area students turn to online school

Some completely virtual schools, like Oklahoma Connections Academy and Epic Charter Schools, have seen an increase in student enrollment and teacher hires amidst the pandemic. Student enrollment at the academy has increased 67 percent this year, officials said. There are 38 students from Yukon, and 19 from Mustang. The academy also hired five more teachers…

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Simonsen paces Broncos to CC conference title

DEER CREEK — In No. 2 Mustang’s final tune-up before the postseason, the MHS boys’ cross-country team was able to lock horns with No. 3 Deer Creek once again. But this time around, it was the Broncos who came out on top Tuesday at the Central Oklahoma Coaches Association Conference Meet. Led by Gabe Simonsen…

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