“And Alex wanted me to see her school,” Hilger added.
As far as classrooms go, each one in the Norman Public School District received Intelligent Classroom technology. Twenty-two public schools are in the district.
Kindergarten teachers at Wilson Elementary School said they love the improvements.
“The technology equipment in here is so much nicer,” teacher Sarah Cureton said.
Cureton also said with the new classrooms and equipment, the kids seem to take better care of things. Teacher Francisca Jensen said she thinks the new classrooms give children a positive atmosphere to learn in.
Some of the improvements at Wilson included new classroom additions, new classroom furniture, a new cafeteria and new stage curtains.
The school previously split the gym with a curtain, half of it being used as the cafeteria while the other half was used for physical education.
All elementary schools in the district received new gym floors, playground equipment and paint. All middle schools received lighting, flooring, painting, landscaping, cabinetry, lockers, hallway upgrades and softball field lighting.
The high schools received new markerboards, painting, hallway flooring and wall upgrades, renovated cafeterias, new cafeteria furniture and plasma monitors.