TSAS continues recovery after fire

TULSA - The Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences continues to move forward, more than three months after a fire destroyed their building.

The old Barnard Elementary School burned to the ground on September 5.

TSAS has held classes at the old Sequoyah Elementary School, since then.

The TSAS board has reached a verbal agreement with Tulsa Public Schools to use the Sequoyah building through the 2013-2014 school year.

School Director Eric Doss tells 2NEWS that they are keeping their options open, beyond that.

"It would be nice for us, sooner rather than later, to be able to figure out what our future holds, but for now we know that we are going to stay here" he said.

Since the fire, new interactive projectors and document scanners have been installed in every classroom.

Beginning Monday, teachers will also have new laptops in their classrooms.

"With the technology that we recently got, it has been completely life changing for me," said teacher Amber Ingram.

Doss said that there is still a lot of work to be done.

Specifically, the school needs to replace about 40% of its textbooks.

In the meantime, demolition crews have finished tearing down the old Barnard site.

TPS officials say they are not sure what will happen with the land that it occupied.

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