Oklahoma elections: Guthrie Schools bond issue fails by almost 78 percent

An almost $89.8 million bond issue that would have raised taxes by almost 24 percent in the Guthrie School District failed Tuesday night.
By Tricia Pemberton Published: August 25, 2010
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In the Noble School District, a $22.7 million bond issue to fund additions at Hubbard Elementary School, improvements at Noble High School, improvements at Bear Stadium, a new baseball field and land for a future elementary school, passed with almost 73 percent of the vote, 966 to 363.

Voters also said yes to a $530,000 bond issue to buy six new buses. The vote issue passed 955, or almost 72 percent, to 375.

In Enid, voters said no to a $20 million city bond issue by a very narrow margin. The vote was almost 51 percent against the proposition, with 4,023 no votes, and 49 percent for it, with 3,892 yes votes.

The bond issue, which would have been matched by the city, would have created a downtown entryway and civic space, a new 75,000-square-foot events center, expansion of the Cherokee Strip Conference Center and the renovation of Mark Price Arena at Convention Hall, as well as extensive streetscapes and pedestrian areas.

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