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Traub Elementary School has been a part of Rose State for several years. The building has been used for activities such as Kid’s College, a gym for the athletic teams at Rose State and storage. There has been confusion as to what exactly is happening to the elementary school.
Dr. Kent Lashley, vice president for Administrative Services, explained the operation.
According to Lashley, Epic Charter Schools is renovating Traub to make it a sustainable place to have a Blended Learning Center that will open in the fall. This center will host upper-level grades for students to attend.
“Epic Charter Schools is able to deliver hybrid education K-12th through what they call Blended Learning Centers,” Lashley said.
But why did they choose this school?
Rose State and Epic Charter Schools have worked together in the past, and when Epic realized that it needed a fiscal agent to help with the new BLC, it decided that a beneficial partnership could be formed.
“They have been renting our facilities for a while, and they happened to discover Traub, and they decided it would be perfect for their third location in Oklahoma City,” Lashley explained.
Rose State College is leasing the building to Epic Charter Schools, so it will still be available for Kid’s College in the summer along with some storage space for the college.
“Epic is going to be wonderful to work with,” Lashley said. “They are going to make the building look a lot better, cleaner and safer; it’s been a great partnership all around.”
The 15th Street News is a student publication at Rose State College.