Students go back to school and face cuts to academics, fine arts and athletics programs.
Local education employees earned money for their schools by racking up miles walking.
Oklahoma City Public Schools hired Aurora Lora as superintendent in July.
Monday, the expansion proposal comes before the Oklahoma City Board of Education.
Oklahoma City Public Schools found a creative way to deal with recent budget cuts.
KIPP OKC has enrolled students regardless of their prior academic record, conduct or socioeconomic background.
As local schools lose teachers and arts programs due to budget issues, parent-teacher associations strive to raise funds.
“Our kids need us,” McDaniel said. “We owe it to our kids to give them a quality education.”
“This budget crisis is proof that we need to bring everyone together to work on long-term solutions for public schools,” Hime said.
KIPP hopes to establish a world-class elementary school in northeast Oklahoma City.