The Norman Transcript


January 10, 2014

NPS moves into new Admin Services Center

NORMAN — No longer surrounded by stacks of boxes or workmen, Norman Public Schools’ administrators now can enjoy the new Administrative Services Center, 131 S. Flood Ave.

Administrators moved into the new building during NPS winter break, the week of Dec. 23, and renovation of the old building began.

Offices in the new building include: a main reception area, board room, superintendent’s office, assistant superintendent administrative services office, communication director’s office, Curriculum Center, athletics and Norman Public Schools Foundation.

The Curriculum Center includes all of the curriculum directors, the director of counseling and assistant superintendent for educational services.

The Main Street facility that NPS was leasing for the curriculum staff now houses NPS business operations and personal staff, as well as the assistant superintendent for personal services.

Additionally, a temporary building behind the old and new Administrative Services Center provides space for the chief financial officer, director of elementary education and director of secondary education.

Shelly Hickman, NPS public information officer, said when renovations to the old Administrative Services Center are done, the CFO, directors of elementary and secondary education, business and personnel division and special services division will move into those offices.

A circle drive in front of the new Administrative Services Center has yet to be completed.

The new building is the last project to be completed from a 2009 bond issue that totaled $110 million and made improvements to all NPS schools.

Norman Public Schools is preparing for a new bond issue, totaling $126 million, to be voted on Feb. 11.

The bond issue will include two proposals: one for school improvement projects for $122.5 million that will focus on safety and security, as well as freshman academies and collegiate centers at both high schools, and the other for transportation for $3.5 million to meet district-wide transportation needs.

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Katherine Parker


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