Cherokee Nation donates surplus car to Wagoner Public Schools



Wagoner School Car

(L-R) Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Tribal Councilor Rex Jordan presented keys to Wagoner Public School officials.


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation leaders recently presented Wagoner Public Schools with a surplus car to be used by the school’s resource officer.
“Schools here in northeast Oklahoma continue to face depleted financial resources, but the Cherokee Nation is helping fill many of those gaps,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said. “Safety should be a top priority for school districts, and with this vehicle, Wagoner’s school resource officer will be better equipped to provide that safety for Cherokee and non-Cherokee students alike. I’m proud that our tribe is able to support our area school districts in such a variety of ways throughout the year.”
The surplus Honda Accord was previously used by Cherokee Nation Businesses.
“It’s hard to find funding in the state of Oklahoma right now, and it’s been a blessing to us how the Cherokee Nation is willing to partner with the school,” Wagoner Superintendent Randy Harris said. “We appreciate that our school district has been able to partner with the Cherokee Nation. This automobile will help keep our students safe.”
The Cherokee Nation routinely provides surplus vehicles and equipment to city or county governments, schools and nonprofit organizations.
“It’s always a pleasure to help our school districts in northeast Oklahoma,” said Tribal Councilor Rex Jordan, of Hulbert. “The positive effects of this surplus donation will be seen for years to come in Wagoner.”


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