Oklahoma City School Board members voiced their support Monday night for a policy to add safe rooms to every school in the state's largest district. The panel then voted to reject bids for gym construction at Nichols Hills Elementary in favor of new bids for a combination gym and safe room.
Interim Superintendent Dave Lopez recommended the board develop the safe room policy after hearing from concerned parents and Rep. Joe Dorman, who is spearheading a petition drive for a $500 million bond issue on the ballot to build safe rooms across the state. “It's a timely issue. We are taking this very seriously,” board Chairwoman Lynne Hardin said during the board's regular meeting.