Last week, Edmond Public Schools passed a new incentive to attract teachers to the district. Edmond schools will now allow teachers living outside of the district to enroll their children in Edmond Public Schools. This will help Edmond schools better recruit quality teachers, and it’s an excellent step to provide more opportunity for children.
Creating this sort of competition to recruit the best teachers shows a respect for the profession, and it’s the type of innovation necessary to continue improving education in Oklahoma. Edmond Public Schools should be applauded for increasing flexibility for its teachers and students. This should be an encouragement for other school districts to think outside the box and create more choices for students and teachers.