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February 21, 2017
Administration Building  
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.
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