With funding from United Way, the Bartlesville Education Promise is able to begin another one of their programs — tutoring at Bartlesville High School. Tutoring is available 2 days out of the week in Math, English, and Science.
“We will have a math and English teacher available for after school tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the new Commons Area,” said Chuck McCauley, BPSD executive director of secondary education. “For those students who need it, transportation will be provided home.”
“We will be offering 1,000 tutoring sessions over the course of the year,” said Martin Garber, chairman of BEP.
Bartlesville Education Promise presented a check of $3,000 to the Bartlesville Board of Education that will be used to purchase books for each of the six elementary schools in the district. Each school will receive 336 books to help students that have been struggling with reading. The funds to support the program were donated by Downtown Bartlesville Kiwanis Club and Regional United Way.
“Elementary students that are struggling with reading will be able to take the books home and work with their parents on reading in the evening,” Garber said.
“When we talked with teachers about this program, they informed us that about 20 percent of students struggle with reading,” Garber said. “We will be providing the perfect amount of books for those students.”
United Way presents BEP with a generous donation of $15,000 to support BEP. BEP plans to use the money to purchase elementary books for the six elementary schools in the district.