The Norman Transcript

November 29, 2013

School board eyes largest bond issue in Norman's history

Monday board meeting will let patrons get a look at projects

The Norman Transcript


Members of the Norman School Board on Monday will consider calling a $126 million special bond issue election in February.

If approved by the board and voters say yes on Feb. 11, 2014, the bond issue will be the largest in the district’s history, surpassing the $109 million proposal approved in December of 2009.

 At stake are $122,500,000 for capital improvements, furniture, fixtures and equipment and a separate $3,500,000 fund for transportation equipment. 

Before the bond vote, school board members will decide on the recommended projects. 

In 2009, voters approved both issues by more than 66 percent. The board meets at 5 p.m. in the Norman City Council chambers, 200 W. Gray.

In other agenda items Monday, the board will:

— Consider a bond counsel agreement for the 2014 bond issue with Norman attorney Robert L. Pendarvis.

— Lease extension agreements for temporary office space at 500 W. Main Street and 222 E. Eufaula.