The Viking Vision - A Message from the Superintendent
Thank You Normandy! Voters Approve Proposition V
Posted by Marcus C. Robinson on 4/7/2021
Our community has spoken and the message is that our children matter!
The voters have approved Proposition V, a $26 million no-tax-rate bond issue to make necessary improvements and renovations to our beloved Normandy High School. Your vote is appreciated. Your support of our students is appreciated.
I want to thank the volunteers, families, staff and others in the community who worked so tirelessly to help make this possible. Your support has been invaluable!
The work will begin immediately with renovation and construction in West Hall which will include a new Cafeteria and Food Court, updated classrooms (including a commercial teaching kitchen), a new focus on career education, and an open connector between Central Hall and West Hall. Construction of the new secured connector will begin in the Fall of 2021, with a projected date of completion in Summer of 2022. Next summer, we will begin the process of renovating Central Hall and East Hall, to include updated science and humanities spaces, in addition to a new library and student commons.
The last year has been challenging for all of us in the midst of both an economic and a health crisis, but your support for Proposition V speaks to the true nature of this community. Your support of our children will help propel Normandy upward and lays the foundation for a school district known for high academic achievement -- the type of school district this community deserves.
And while we are disappointed that our second bond issue did not pass, we are not defeated. We will be convening a broad continuum of community voices to talk about a shared vision for an improved high school campus. We will continue to do the work and make strides so, when the time is right, we can work together to secure additional funding to continue the improvements at Viking Hall, West Gymnasium, Viking Stadium, and the construction of a new community auditorium.
On behalf of the Normandy students, families, and staff, thank you for your support of this critical initiative. Stay tuned for what is Next in Normandy.