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MAPS for Kids community meeting planned for John W. Rex Elementary School

(May 29, 2012) - The first in a series of MAPS for Kids community meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 for downtown’s new charter school, John W. Rex Elementary.  The meeting will take place in the Civic Center Music Hall’s Freede Little Theater, 201 N. Walker Ave.

During the meeting, parents, teachers, students, neighbors, community members and school administrators can provide input and share their ideas about the school’s construction.

The community meetings held for Rex Elementary School will cover: 

       Meeting 1 – introductions, project overview and schematic design presentations.
       Meeting 2 – preliminary design presentations
       Meeting 3 – final design presentation        

The new downtown school is named in honor of longtime civic leader and children’s advocate John W. Rex. Rex was involved with the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, served on the Governor’s Task Force for Child Development and volunteered for many other children’s advocacy groups.

Funding for the nearly $700 million MAPS for Kids program comes from two voter-approved sources: a seven-year penny sales tax which ended on Dec. 31, 2008 and an Oklahoma City Public Schools bond issue. Once completed, every student in the Oklahoma City Public Schools district will attend a new or fully-renovated school.

Those needing a sign language interpreter, language interpreter or disability assistance can call 297-2578 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

The meeting is being coordinated by TAP Architecture and the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Public Schools (OCMAPS) Trust Project Office. For more information, contact the OCMAPS Trust Project Office at 297-3461 or visit www.okc.gov/ocmaps.

Contact:  Kristy Yager, 297-2550 

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