The Norman Transcript

Local news

December 19, 2013

Moore Public Schools negotiate land purchase

MOORE — Moore Public Schools district is in negotiations to purchase land directly north of Moore High School where a nursing home has been vacant for almost a year.

The possible land purchase was discussed at the monthly Moore Public Schools Board of Education meeting, but no final decisions were made.

Jeff Horn, assistant superintendent of operations, said it’s possible a decision could be brought to the board as soon as January’s school board meeting.

The discussion of a land purchase began eight months ago when the nursing home approached the school district. Funds for the land purchase would come out of $1.1 million set aside in a bond the district passed in February, which allocated money exclusively for a land purchase.

Moore High School, 300 N. Eastern Ave., is the oldest of all three Moore high schools and sits on the smallest amount of acreage. Moore High School sits on 53 acres compared to the 80-some acres that both Southmoore and Westmoore sit on.

Horn said Moore High School is basically landlocked with no room to grow even though the district’s student body has grown over the past several years.

If approved, the land purchase would be 3.08 acres. Although no further plans have been made as to what to do with the land if the purchase is finalized, the addition would give the school district options, Horn said.

Katherine Parker

366-3541

kparker@normantranscript.com

Breaking news, severe weather alerts, AMBER alerts, sports scores from The Norman Transcript are available as text messages right to your phone or mobile device. You decide which type of alerts you want to receive. Find out more or to signup, click here.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local news
  • Former teacher adores ‘Red Rudy’ Impala

    For some, transportation needs to be more than just a boxy vehicle that takes you from place to place. Former Norman High School Spanish language teacher Kelly Adams is one of those. In addition to her daily driver, a big SUV, she also ...

    August 2, 2014

  • Cooler summer comes after dry spring statewide

    August made a gentle entry this year — no triple-digit temperatures or out-of-control wildfires. Instead, a bright sun slowly cleared the clouds and warmed the day back to summer weather after a few days of what had felt like an early ...

    August 2, 2014

  • Inmate health costs rising, forcing prisons to scramble for solutions

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Taxpayers forked over nearly $1 million last year to buy inhalers to treat asthma and emphysema among inmates in state prisons. In the meantime, the state also paid for 530,647 inmate prescriptions....

    August 2, 2014

  • Briarwood Elementary Briarwood, Plaza Towers buildings set to open for school year

    MOORE — Briarwood and Plaza Towers elementary students and teachers will no longer be visitors in the hallways and classrooms of their temporary schools this 2014-2015 school year. Displaced and forced to relocate after the May 2013 ...

    August 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • Newville named new executive director at Noble Chamber

    Daniela Newville worked in Noble several years ago and said her new position as the Noble Chamber of Commerce’s executive director is like coming home. “Coming back to Noble is like coming full circle back home to wonderful, genuine ...

    August 2, 2014

  • Felonies filed

    The following felony charges were filed recently in Cleveland County District Court. Michael Wayne Gilley, 35, assault and battery domestic abuse....

    August 2, 2014

  • August library events announced

    The Noble library, 204 N. 5th St., has announced events for August starting with a Friends of the Library book sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday....

    August 2, 2014

  • Bicycle Racks Five more bike racks installed downtown

    Public art was installed Thursday along east Main Street in historic downtown Norman. Five colorful art pieces aren’t just for looks. The musical notes, dream catcher, fork and spoon, scissortail flycatcher and a bent arrow also are bike ...

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Water Reclamation Wastewater upgrade under way

    Norman’s $63 million water reclamation facility upgrade is under way. Once known as a sewer plant, the facility’s moniker reflects the current trend in water reuse and treatment that’s crossing the United States....

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meet the Sooners on Saturday

    Meet the Sooners Day will be Saturday at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The annual, free event kicks off preseason practice and gives University of Oklahoma fans an opportunity to interact with their favorite players and ...

    August 1, 2014