It's no secret teachers in the Sooner state struggle as mightily, if not more so than those in any other profession.
The pay is low and many educators are left with no option to supply their classrooms other than paying for items out of their own pockets. And that is why it's critically important our communities support their local school systems with volunteer and monetary donations. Nothing is more important than the education of our children.
The Express-Star is happy to lend a hand in this effort. We will be donating $500 to the Chickasha Public School Foundation to supply class rooms in CPS this year. Saturday the CPSF is hosting the annual "Pack the Class" event at Walmart from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Events like this one are of supreme importance to the success of our students, teachers and district alike. We commend CPSF Executive Director Jen Jantzen and her board for their tireless efforts aimed at helping Chickasha's school system.
Their continued work is vital, and as our teachers continue to struggle, it's wonderful to know people like Jantzen are doing something to provide relief.
We hope all of our citizens will participate in "Pack the Class," regardless of whether they have a student in CPS. Providing for our teachers is about more than helping out the children, although that is unquestionably necessary work. It's about investing in the long-term vitality of our community, and such investments, if managed properly, will produce dividends that will be a boon to Chickasha for decades.
Editorials are a consensus of the editorial board of The Express-Star