Members of the Edmond School Board have voted to bring before voters a $111 million bond issue Feb. 14, 2017 to increase student safety, fund technology and upgrade and improve school buildings and campuses.
“The 2017 Bond Election has been carefully constructed to meet the needs of our growing district and allow for every school in the district to benefit either by receiving new educational materials, building upgrades and additions, or safety and technology improvements,” said Superintendent Bret Towne.
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Each year, the ENHS stadium/field hosts numerous athletic practices and games, marching band events and other co-curricular activities. Passage of the Feb. 14 bond issue would ensure funds to make stadium upgrades to include new seating, press box, lighting, restrooms, concessions and parking.
In addition, a new classroom addition that doubles as a storm shelter would be constructed on the far east side of the building. The classroom addition is needed because not all teachers at ENHS have classrooms. Some have only a traveling cart which they roll to different classrooms for each hour.
Passage of the bond issue is not planned to raise homeowner’s taxes.
“As we have done with past bond issues, the district has planned this bond issue to keep the millage level stable between 24 and 25 mills,” said Towne. “The timing of bond sales will coincide with the retirement of existing bonds to support the district’s objective of sustaining a stable millage rate.”
All registered voters who live within Edmond Public School district boundaries qualify to vote including those residents who live outside the city limits of Edmond. Individuals should vote at their regular precincts.
For the entire bond proposal, go to http://edmondschools.net/district/2017-bond-issue/