RIBBON CUTTING FOR ADMINISTRATION BUILDING SET FOR FEBRUARY 20
February 15, 2017
Granbury ISD will hold a
ribbon cutting and reception for its remodeled administration building on
Monday, February 20, 2017.
The Granbury Chamber of Commerce
will lead the 4:00 P.M. ceremony for the building, which now houses most school
administration offices in the former Crossland Ninth Grade Center at 217 N.
Jones Street. The event will take place
just prior to the monthly school board meeting that evening.
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.
“We are excited to be in our
new space and to be utilizing a district facility to house most administration
staff under one roof,” commented superintendent Dr. James Largent. “We truly believe this will allow our central
office staff to be more responsive and efficient for all our stakeholders, and
the building is one that our community can be proud.”
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.