Showing signs of growth within the school district, Bixby Public Schools broke ground on a new elementary and intermediate school facility on Wednesday. The schools are set to be completed by August 2020.
In the third month in the position, Superintendent Ron Miller says it's a promising step for the district. As he continues his time in office, he says he wants to enact a change in culture in the school district.
He wants to use school expansions across the district to reduce class sizes while also putting an emphasis on rounding out students. However, above all, he says safety must be at the forefront.
"We can do everything well, but if we fail to protect our kids and make sure they're safe, then we're not doing our jobs properly," Miller said.
The district is starting that pursuit with the new facility, by including hardened gymnasiums and cafeterias in the designs. The front entrance will also include scanners requiring you provide your driver's license before being allowed to enter the building.