Yukon Public Schools thriving, despite budget cuts

Yukon Public Schools are heading back to school Thursday. (KOKH/Tom George)

Yukon joins several other metro schools that head back to the classroom Thursday.

Budget cuts haven't stopped Yukon Public Schools from thriving and Yukon High School Principal says she is excited to get kids back in the classroom.

"We have fared well. There are some things we are going to have to watch our pennies on, but we will still have an awesome experience," Barlow said.

Yukon High School teachers garner tenure, which Barlow believes has kept the best teachers.

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"We have had lots of good teachers stay with us at Yukon High School," Barlow said.

Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth said his district got through the cuts better than most schools.

"We start off in good shape but are on pins and needles for the rest of the year." Simeroth said.

Simeroth said they have received donations from churches and groups throughout the community.

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