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OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 16, 2018) – First Lutheran School (FLS) in Ponca City has become the Opportunity Scholarship Fund’s 60th member school. Established in 1953, FLS serves students through 8th grade. They are led by their principal, David Birnbaum, and a dedicated group of staff and teachers, supported by a long tradition of parental involvement. Through the year, the school has been able to achieve its goals of providing superior educational and developmental opportunities for their students, as well as having a positive impact on the surrounding community.
First Lutheran School is committed to equipping their students with the tools they need for academic, personal and social achievement. FLS enables every student to reach their highest potential by establishing a curriculum that meets or exceeds government standards for education; providing extracurricular programs that develop children’s mental, physical and social skills; and partnering with parents and the community to create an environment geared to the success of our students. First Lutheran School works hard to create a challenging, safe, and rewarding environment for its students.
FLS is accredited by the National Lutheran Schools Association (NLSA) and fully recognized by the State Department of Education. We are excited to have First Lutheran School as OSF’s 60th school.
About Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization helping promote and manage the Oklahoma tax-credit scholarship program. Students qualify based on standards established by individual member school’s financial aid criteria and meet the requirements established by the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act. According to an independent fiscal impact study in 2017, the fiscal return to the state is $1.24 of savings for every $1 of tax credit issued based on the state’s per-pupil spending on common education. When accounting for all funding sources, the fiscal return is $2.58 for every $1 of tax credit issued. Established in late 2014, OSF is the premier scholarship granting organization in Oklahoma.