UPDATE: Residents approve most expensive school bond proposal in district’s history

Posted on: 2:38 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 09:48am, February 12, 2014

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NORMAN, Okla. – Residents in Norman voted to pass the most expensive bond issue in the history of the Norman Public School District.

Unofficially, the $126 million bond issue passed with 84 percent of the vote.

The official results of the bond will be announced by the Cleveland County Election Board on Friday.

Supporters say the bond issue will not increase taxes and all projects would be completed within three years.

Organizers say the money represents the district’s bond capacity for five years.

However, the funds will not be used to pay salaries.

The renovations to the schools included in the bond issue are as follows:

Adams Elementary School

  • Window replacement
  • Classroom renovations
  • Cafeteria flooring replacement
  • Student technology

Cleveland Elementary School

  • Main office renovation with security enhancements at the entrance to the school
  • Partial roof replacement
  • Restroom renovations
  • Student technology

Eisenhower Elementary School

  • Security improvements at entrance to the building
  • Remodeling for enclosed classrooms
  • Student technology

Jackson Elementary School

  • Main office renovation with security enhancements at entry
  • Classroom and corridor finish renovations
  • Student technology

Jefferson Elementary School

  • Cafeteria flooring replacement
  • Student technology

Kennedy Elementary School

  • Security improvements at entry
  • Remodeling for enclosed classrooms
  • Student technology

Lakeview Elementary School

  • Parking resurfacing
  • Student technology

Lincoln Elementary School

  • Additional classroom
  • Partial roof replacement
  • New cafeteria
  • Student technology

Madison Elementary School

  • Lighting upgrades
  • Student technology

McKinley Elementary School

  • Partial roof replacement
  • Student technology

Monroe Elementary School

  • Main office renovation with security enhancements at entry
  • Classroom renovations
  • Student technology

Reagan Elementary School

  • Additional classrooms
  • Student technology

Roosevelt Elementary School

  • Partial roof replacement
  • Student technology

Truman Elementary School

  • Partial roof  replacement
  • Student technology

Truman Primary

  • Student technology

Washington Elementary School

  • Partial roof replacement
  • Student technology

Wilson Elementary School

  • Security improvements at entrance
  • Partial roof replacement
  • Classroom and corridor finish upgrades and renovations
  • Student technology

Alcott Middle School

  • Security improvements at entrance
  • Partial roof replacement
  • New softball storage facility with restrooms and concessions
  • Student technology

Irving Middle School

  • Additional classrooms
  • Perimeter classroom renovations
  • New softball storage facility with restrooms and concessions
  • New multipurpose/wrestling facility with restrooms for both Irving and Alcott students
  • Student technology

Longfellow Middle School

  • Security improvements at entrance
  • Office/library renovations
  • Partial roof replacement
  • HVAC replacement
  • New softball storage facility with restrooms and concessions
  • Student technology

Whittier Middle School

  • Additional paving to assist with student pickup and drop off
  • Perimeter classroom renovations
  • New softball storage facility with restrooms and concessions
  • New multipurpose/wrestling facility with restrooms for both Whittier and Longfellow students
  • Student technology

Norman High School

  • New Collegiate Center to include a new entrance, office and additional classrooms
  • Interior renovations to classroom and restroom renovations and redesigning for a Freshman Academy
  • Partial roof replacement
  • Theater improvements
  • Band building and storage area renovation
  • Soccer/softball facility parking lot improvements
  • Athletic facility improvements including construction of a new softball/soccer facility ticket booth, construction of additional tennis courts, construction of a new baseball facility ticket booth, construction of new baseball concession stand, installation of a new baseball fence, general baseball scoreboard, repair of north gym flooring
  • Student technology

Norman North High School

  • New Collegiate Center to include a new entrance, office and additional classrooms
  • Interior renovations to classroom and restroom renovations and redesigning for a Freshman Academy
  • Athletic facility improvements to include facility renovation and constructing additional space, additional tennis courts and a new ticket booth for outdoor sports
  • Student technology

Harve Collins Field

  • Facilities and press box improvements, construction of new ticket booth, installation of new track fencing, construction of certain concessions, restrooms and storage, installation of new scoreboard and sound system, construction of new entrance and installation of new vehicle entry gate.