GISD HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING FOR ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
February 21, 2017
Granbury ISD held a ribbon
cutting with the Granbury Chamber of Commerce for its remodeled administration
building on February 20, 2017.
The Granbury Chamber of
Commerce and ambassadors led the afternoon ceremony for the building, which now
houses most school administration offices in the former Crossland Ninth Grade
Center at 217 N. Jones Street.
Speaking at the ceremony were
school board president Nancy Alana, superintendent Dr. James Largent, Mayor Nin
Hulett, and chamber president Mike Scott.
This is the fourth
incarnation for the building, which was originally constructed in the early 1980’s
as Granbury Middle School. It later was
an intermediate school and freshman campus named in honor of retired educators
Willie and Wanda Crossland.
Most departments are
consolidated in the building in order to provide efficiency for parents,
employees, and other stakeholders. In
addition to the superintendent and assistant superintendents, departments are
athletics/community education, business, communications, curriculum, facilities/maintenance,
human resources, special education, support services, and technology. The building also hosts a new school board
meeting room along with numerous training and conference rooms.
Transportation and most maintenance
staff remain at the corner of Hannaford and Rucker Streets.
With the project part of the
$84.9 million bond initiative approved by voters in November 2013, work began
on the $4 million project during the summer with staff moving in on January
3. A number of cost-savings plans were
implemented during the design stage, and a large portion of the cost included
moving the technology department’s network operations center, which serves
Internet, telephone, and other technology needs for the entire district.