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Burk ISD Moves Forward on Culinary Facility

Students at Burkburnett High School have something to be excited about. The Board of Trustees approved a bid Tuesday for renovations on a new culinary arts facility.

Superintendent Danny W. Taylor said there is a big demand for this kind of training in Texoma. In fact, Taylor said the North Texas restaurant Association approached the district about the need for a program.

"And that was the seed that was planted," said Taylor. "And it fits very nicely in our focus on career education."

Classes are already underway in the classroom. Once completed, the 3rd St. facility will accommodate the hands-on training. That includes both kitchen and service experience. Taylor said around 80 students, or nearly 10 percent of the high school, are enrolled in the program.

The contract was awarded to Scales Construction in Wichita Falls. The project is expected to cost between $300,000 and $400,000 and will be finished by February 1. According to Superintendent Taylor, around half the money is being covered by federal grants.

The program could also be a benefit to other Texoma students. While talks are still preliminary, Vernon college and the Burk ISD are considering a partnership with the program. Possibilities include night classes for Vernon students or dual-credit courses.

The Burk ISD isn't just focusing on this program to expand its curriculum. Taylor said the district is also making an investment into engineering and biomedical science coursework.

"So, culinary arts," said Taylor, "is just part of a comprehensive package to help evolve our technology and career curriculum."

Tim Barnosky, Newschannel 6.

 

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