Plainview School District Putting Bond Money to Good Use - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Plainview School District Putting Bond Money to Good Use

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Commissioners Vote Not To Raise County Tax Rate

    Commissioners Vote Not To Raise County Tax Rate

    GRAYSON COUNTY, TX - In a preliminary vote Tuesday, Grayson County Commissioners chose to not increase the county's tax rate. For the last 12 years the county's rate has remained at $.49 per More >>
    GRAYSON COUNTY, TX - In a preliminary vote Tuesday, Grayson County Commissioners chose to not increase the county's tax rate. For the last 12 years the county's rate has remained at $.49 per More >>
  • Stephens Co. Teenagers Braving Temperatures In 90s During Football Practice

    Stephens Co. Teenagers Braving Temperatures In 90s During Football Practice

    VELMA, OK -- The heat is not stopping thousands of Texoma students from practicing for football season, which starts in just days.More >>
    VELMA, OK -- The heat is not stopping thousands of Texoma students from practicing for football season, which starts in just days.More >>
  • Model From Texoma Appears on "America's Next Top Model"

    Model From Texoma Appears on "America's Next Top Model"

    CARTER COUNTY, OK - A woman from Texoma made her national TV debut Monday night on "America's Next Top Model.23-year old "Shy Fan" made the cast of the popular reality show that airs More >>
    CARTER COUNTY, OK - A woman from Texoma made her national TV debut Monday night on "America's Next Top Model.23-year old "Shy Fan" made the cast of the popular reality show that airs More >>

A $4.5  million dollar bond has Plainview administrators talking growth and expansion.

"Last spring, the patrons of our school district gave us a wonderful opportunity, we passed a bond issue that we have multiple projects on and we hit the ground running this summer right away" said district superintendent Karl Stricker.

The Plainview superintendent says the next few months will be busy as construction on a new building is scheduled any day now.

"Just this winter now, we're going to begin our construction on a little over five thousand square feet of additional classroom space and restroom areas at our middle school" said Sticker.

@Some of the districts major bond projects include, constructing new classrooms and restrooms at the middle school , getting more technology on each campus, adding security systems and making each student tech-savey.

"Our kids in our elementary school are putting together video and PowerPoint presentations with sound and these other things incorporating the media and its really an exciting thing" explained Stricker.

Plainview Middle School principal Tim Parham says the whole district is excited about some of the cool improvements in the works.

"Technology has grown through the use of laptops with our teachers and now we're getting in some I-pads, we've pulled a lot of wires so we can be wireless which is very odd I guess, but becoming a wireless campus, but eventually we want to have some one to- one initiative where we have these kids carrying some kind of device" said Principal Parham.

Both administrators say they can't do their jobs without great support

"We've had a lot of successes over the years, not only academics but through our activities, maybe some athletics and some other things but we have got some tremendous teachers, tremendous students, and our parent support is just out of this world, so we are very fortunate, we're blessed to be here in Plainview" according to Principal Parham.