NORMAN — Norman Public Schools Board of Education went into executive session to consider and vote the appointment of Longfellow Middle School’s assistant principal at a regular board meeting Monday night. Kitrena Hime was approved by the board to be assistant principal of Longfellow Middle School.
Hime lives in Norman with her husband, Shawn, and their children. She recently moved here from Enid, where she was the End of Instruction Test Coordinator for Enid Public Schools.
Hime is returning to NPS, having served as Irving Middle School counselor from 2005-2008. During her career she also has been a dean of students/senior counselor for Ardmore High School; an English teacher and coach at Ardmore Middle School; a speech and drama instructor for Byng High School, and a language arts instructor and coach for Comanche Middle School.
Hime earned her bachelor of arts and her master of education from East Central University in Ada. She holds Secondary Principal, School Counselor, Secondary Language Arts and Speech and Drama certification.
The Board of Education voted and approved purchase orders, certified personnel reports and contracts.
The approved contracts related to the 2014 bond issue projects include:
· Architecture Planning Technology for Early Starts
· Krittenbrink Architecture LLC for middle school additions and renovations 2
· Architects in Partnership for Norman North High School additions and renovations
· The Stacy Group for elementary additions and renovations 2
· The McKinney Partnership Architects, PC for the Instructional Services Center
· Boynton Williams & Associates for elementary school additions and renovations 1
Several other agenda items also were approved by the board including the 2013-2014 amended budget and 2014-2015 proposed budget. Brenda Burkett, NPS chief financial officer, said even though many funding determinants, such as state aid, are not known until later in the year, she presents the board with a proposed budget in the summer to make sure the school district is prepared and can better adjust to meet financial obligations. The summary of appropriated funds for 2014-2015 is as follows: