ops4 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/9/13) – Owensboro Public Schools is off to a good start after the first day of classes Wednesday.
 
There were 44,011 students in attendance on the first day, Julie Ellis, OPS Information Officer, said. This year’s student population is up 52 kids from last year.
 
“It’s been increasing for the past five or six years,” Ellis said.
 
This marks the third year fifth through twelfth grade students have received Apple MacBook Air computers to enhance learning. This was made possible by being “creative” with federal funds, Ellis said. By maintaining stimulus funds provided by the federal government, OPS provides students the ability to learn the Macintosh Lion operating system, provide homework to instructors, and learn to be responsible for expensive equipment.
 
Nick Brake started as Superintendent for OPS in July. He said he is very hopeful for a good first year based on the first day.
 
“We had a great first day. Everything went really smoothly,” Brake said. “The kids were really eager to get back.”
 
Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

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