Bond issues pass in Deer Creek, Crooked Oak school districts

Voters support multimillion construction bond issues Tuesday that will mean new, remodeled facilities to two Oklahoma County school districts.
BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD Published: May 15, 2013

Plans for new construction at Deer Creek and Crooked Oak school districts will move forward thanks to support at the ballot box Tuesday.

Voters in both districts approved multimillion-dollar bond issues in a quiet statewide election, in which only a few scattered precincts participated.

School bond issues were also approved in Ardmore, Alex, Hennessey and Olustee, and residents of Spencer elected three representatives to the city council.

Deer Creek voters approved $5 million in construction bonds that would help equip the elementary school, high school administrative offices and other new or remodeled facilities that were supported in a previous bond issue.

Crooked Oak voters approved $12 million in construction bonds that will allow the district to build a two-story high school and replace the roof on its library and cafeteria.

Elsewhere, Moore extended its franchise tax with Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. for another 25 years; voters in Caddo and Grady counties approved a new sales tax; and representatives were elected to both the school board at Byng and the board of county commissioners in Carter County.

Voters in Duncan shot down a $9 million municipal bond issue that would have funded street and drainage improvements.

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