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The Edmond Sun

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019 THE EDMOND SUN


NEWS | B7

EPIC Charter Schools announces large teacher pay raise


Prior to pay raise, ment comes at a time
when it, as the state’s fifth-
than 700 teachers are one-
on-one teachers.
$50,000, respectively) and
will receive a $5,000
intendent for Instruction.
“Prior to this increase, our
include benefits.
Banfield said there has
EPIC already had largest public school sys-
tem, is hiring teachers for
One-on-one teachers
serving regular education
increase in their annual
bonus cap (from $5,000 to
average teaching salary
was already the state’s
never been a better time
for teachers to join the
state’s highest the coming school year.
EPIC teachers fall into
students will see an
increase of approximately
$10,000 a year).
In addition to base
highest average teacher
salary, as well as the
EPIC team and that the
school is hiring for all fac-
average teacher one of two categories: On- $5,000 in base pay annu- salary and performance region’s highest average ulty positions.
site at one of EPIC’s four ally on average. One-on- pay, EPIC teachers receive teacher salary. We are “We are looking for tal-
salary blended learning centers one special education paid health benefits and committed to our faculty ented educators commit-
(BLCs) in Tulsa and teachers will see an EPIC pays the full cost for and ensuring they are the ted to our mission that
Oklahoma City, or as a increase of a little over all employees to be mem- top paid educators in the every child deserves a
OKLAHOMA CITY — one-on-one teacher, serv- $4,000 in base pay annu- bers of the Teachers state of Oklahoma.” quality education in an
EPIC Charter Schools has ing students with a blend ally on average. Retirement System of As of 2018 the average environment that fosters
announced large, across- of digital curriculum and BLC regular education Oklahoma. annual salary of a fulltime learning and growth,” he
the-board pay raises for meeting “one-on-one” in and special education “EPIC places an EPIC educator (not inclu- said. “If you’re ready for a
its teachers for the 2019- students’ homes or near teachers will get an addi- extremely high premium sive of benefits) was rewarding and challeng-
20 school year. EPIC has their home in the local tional $10,000 increase to on recruiting and retain- $64,005, as compared to ing opportunity to make
teachers in all 77 counties community at a public their annual base salary ing top teaching talent in the traditional public that happen in Oklahoma,
of Oklahoma. library, for example. (from $35,000 to $45,000 Oklahoma,” said Bart school state average of we want you on our
The school’s announce- The bulk of EPIC’s more and from $40,000 to Banfield, assistant super- $51,779, which did team.”

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The Ardmoreite

EPIC CHARTER SCHOOLS

2019 NHS, NJHS inductees announced


OKLAHOMA CITY “We are so proud of vice, leadership, charac- traditional white NHS when it comes to plan- EPIC is the state’s fifth
— EPIC Charter School these EPIC students who ter and citizenshipat the hood as part of their ning for the future. largest public school sys-
has announced that 438 have earned this presti- center of their core val- graduation ceremony “NHS and NJHS mem- tem, with approximately
EPIC students from gious honor by commit- ues. It is estimated that regalia. In addition, tak- bers get access to college 24,000 students state-
across the state will be ting themselves to the approximately one mil- ing part in these pres- admission and financial wide, with teachers and
inducted into the Na- highest levels of academ- lion students take part tigious organizations aid planning, access to principals located near
tional Honor Society and ic, social, civic and eth- in Honor Society activi- opens doors for member service projects, scholar- the students they serve.
National Junior Honor ical achievement,” said ties. NHS and NJHS are students for college and ship potential and lead- For more information,
Society. EPIC Assistant Super- located in all 50 states, beyond. ership development,” visit epiccharterschools.
The awards will be pre- intendent of Instruction the District of Columbia, EPIC educator and Na- Powell said. “So earning org.
sented in formal ceremo- Bart Banfield. Puerto Rico, other U.S. tional Honor Society Ad- membership into these EPIC 2019 National
nies at Rose State College The NHS was found- territories and Canada. visor Beth Powell said the organizations is about Honor Society Inductees
in Midwest City and at ed in 1921, while NJHS Each EPIC NHS in- hard work EPIC students more than just being on Ardmore
Oral Roberts University was founded in 1929. ductee receives a certif- have put in to become an honor roll. It’s about Gillian Mullins, Me-
on May 7 and May 14, Both organizations icate, a membership pin inductees will almost cer- preparing for future suc- gan Putman, and Eden
respectively. place scholarship, ser- and the right to wear the tainly pay huge dividends cess.” Roller.

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The Kingfisher Times & Free Press


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students from across the
state will be inducted into
the National Honor Society Honey Bee
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