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El Reno School District voters approved $45.3 million in bond issues

The vote paves the way to build a new math and science wing onto the high school and a brand new elementary school.
BY MEGAN ROLLAND mrolland@opubco.com Modified: January 9, 2013 at 7:15 am •  Published: January 9, 2013

The proposal called for purchase and demolition of the First Baptist Church located just south of the El Reno High School.

A 32,000-square-foot math and science wing will be built on the land.

The old high school building will also be renovated for a total of about $9.4 million. The church has plans to relocate, McVay said.

Now that the bond has passed the projects should move forward quickly, he said.

Two elementary schools — Lincoln and Webster — will be closed under the plan.

A new $13.6 million elementary school to house 500 students in two grades will be constructed adjacent to Roblyer Middle School.

Additionally Hillcrest and Rose Witcher elementary schools will be renovated and have five classrooms built on for about $1.7 million each.

Roblyer Middle School will have a three-classroom expansion and renovations, and Etta Dale Junior High will have repairs.

Voters also approved $500,000 of the bond money to go to transportation needs.

Tuesday was a small election of only special issues put forth by schools and municipalities.

In February voters will select school board members in districts across the state in an annual schools election.

Jan 8, 2013 Election Results