Norman schools will hold open houses Sunday

Norman Public School officials invite residents to tour the school district's buildings during a community event to showcase improvements funded in a 2009 bond election.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: October 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm •  Published: October 20, 2012
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— Every school in the Norman School District will open its doors Sunday so residents can see what their bond money has paid for, school officials said. Open houses will begin at 2 p.m., immediately following a public dedication of the newest elementary school.

Dedication of Ronald Reagan Elementary School at 1601 24th Ave. SE will be at 1:30 p.m. at the school.

The open houses will be come-and-go affairs to showcase improvements and expansions at all the schools, funded through a $109 million bond issue approved by voters in December 2009. The bond issue was the largest ever passed in the district.

Nearly all the projects have been completed and, by law, all will be completed by the end of December, Superintendent Joe Siano said.

Siano said postcards were mailed to every address in Norman “because we wanted everyone in the community, not just parents of enrolled students, to see what their taxpayer dollars supported and to see the quality of the workmanship.”

Improvements range from new entryways, expanded lobbies, new offices, flooring, lighting, classrooms, gymnasiums, cafeterias, technology and lockers to the brand-new Ronald Reagan Elementary School, he said.


by Jane Glenn Cannon
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A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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