• Broken Arrow to build STEM center for high school students

    By: Jackie DelPilar


    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Plans are underway for a new Innovation/STEM center for Broken Arrow High School students.

    The $21 million project was approved as part of the 2015 voter approved bond.

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    The school board approved the architect and construction company at its latest board meeting on Monday.

    The project will be finalized in a year, built the following year and ready for students by fall 2021.

    The center will be a state-of-the art facility encompassing all things STEM. Lessons will be project-based and take place both inside and outside of the classroom.

    It will facilitate around 700 students at a time, so it will help alleviate some crowding concerns at the high school.

    Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Donna Gradel said the Innovation Center is a dream come true. She’s been working with district leaders for years to help come up with what the center should include.

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