Charter School Starts Over in New Building

Sep 6, 2012

For the Tulsa School of Arts and Science, this is the second first day of school in three weeks, one day after a fire devastated its new building, the former Barnard Elementary.

TSAS Director Eric Doss says they’re letting people know how they can help.

“Right now we’re compiling a list of, just for the teachers, ‘What do you need to teach next week?’” he said. “We’re going to have that on the website, so people can come, look at it, and it will have information about, you know, ‘We need 30 staplers,’ etc., etc. And then we’ll be able to take things off that list as we go.”

That website is

Doss expressed thanks to everyone who’s already helped, including Tulsa Public Schools, which wasted no time lending the former Sequoya Elementary building for TSAS to use for now.

Outside, Senior Steven Sharpe is welcoming fellow students. He’s optimistic about the coming year.

“It may be a little rocky at the start, but we’ll get through it,” Sharpe said. “It’s just all up to us.”