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Oklahoma voters to make school board, bond issue decisions today

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at precincts in 70 counties statewide. Three school board races in Oklahoma City Public Schools will be decided, as will bond issues at Edmond, Harrah, Western Heights, Putnam City and Moore school districts.
BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD Modified: February 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm •  Published: February 12, 2013

Featured Races from the Feb. 12, 2013 Oklahoma State Elections

Residents of the Harrah School district will decide on two bond issues totaling nearly $37 million to fund classroom additions to its elementary, junior high and high schools, plus security upgrades, new sports stadiums and buses.

A $6 million bond issue at Putnam City Schools would fund technology upgrades, and officials at Western Heights Schools have proposed two bond issues totaling nearly $23 million to fund a new stadium, renovate the band room, upgrade security and buy new buses.

In Moore, school district patrons are asked to support an unprecedented $126.4 million bond issue that would fund two new elementary schools and a junior high as well as preschool additions at five school sites, systemwide security evaluations and several other projects.

Statewide, nearly 400 will vie for 172 different school board slots.

Most school board seats up for election Tuesday are four-year terms. School bond issues require 60 percent voter approval to pass. Bring a photo ID or a voter registration card to vote.

A runoff election is scheduled for April 2 in school board races where none of the candidates received more than 50 percent of the vote.

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