The Norman Transcript


January 23, 2014

NPS Superintendent Joe Siano promotes 2014 bond issue at League of Women Voters luncheon



Additionally, Siano said equity played a big role in all bond dollar decisions.

“Whether you’re at our newest school, Reagan, or you’re at an older building, we have an obligation, once you get into that building, to provide access to the same opportunities,” he said. “Every school is impacted by this bond issue.”

Siano encouraged League of Women Voters attendees to vote for the 2014 bond issue.

“I think bond issues fail in communities because people get busy and think it will just pass. If you can support it, please do,” he said.

David Hooper, former Norman City Council member, said he thought Siano did a good job explaining the bond issue and that he would vote in favor of it.

Cathy Buchwald, retired NPS principal, said she too would vote in favor of the bond issue.

“The school district did a really good job of identifying needs and priorities,” Buchwald said. “It makes sense and seems like it will benefit students.”

To vote in favor of the bond issue, early in-person voting will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 at the Cleveland County Election Board. Polls will open at 7 a.m. Feb. 11 and close at 7 p.m.

Registration to vote closed last Friday, 24 days before the election, as required by law. Sample ballots are available at the Cleveland County Election Board website.

The Cleveland County Election Board is at 641 E. Robinson St., Suite 200.

For more information, call 366-0210 or visit clevelandcountyelectionboard.


For more information, videos, brochures and the Superintendent’s PowerPoint about the bond issue, visit


For more information about the League of Women Voters of Norman, visit

Katherine Parker



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