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Broken Arrow Public Schools launched new program to connect with community partners

Engage BA to establish relationships with local businesses

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Broken Arrow Public Schools excitedly launched a new program called Engage BA to effectively connect and establish relationships with local businesses and community partners.

“Engage BA will truly promote a school culture in which students attend regularly, become knowledgeable about career opportunities in their community, develop a sense of responsibility for their community, and are motivated to engage with their education and community,” Broken Arrow Public Schools Coordinator of Community Development Amanda Grace said.

For more than 20 years, Broken Arrow Public Schools has connected the community with the classroom through programs like Partners in Education. However, with the district’s recent focus on student and community engagement, district leadership created a revamped initiative aimed at creating a mutually-beneficial, cooperative program.

"It has been at the forefront of our goals to involve the community in the schools so much that the lines between school and community are blurred,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said. “Engage BA partners will have the opportunity to create a positive impact on our students, whether it’s through providing internships and apprenticeships or giving school supplies to a school site in need. In return, the district will give partners the recognition and ‘thanks’ they deserve.”

Businesses or organizations interested in connecting with the district can contact Amanda Grace at 918-259-7787 or agrace@baschools.org