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Putnam City School District voters will decide on bond issue, board member

The bond issue would provide for the purchase of about 10,000 iPads for students in the district.
BY MATT PATTERSON Published: February 12, 2013

Putnam City School District patrons will vote Tuesday on a bond issue and a new member for the school board.

The $6 million bond issue is focused on technology. If approved, the bond would provide for the purchase of about 10,000 iPads for use in district schools. The district now has about 3,000 iPads in use by students.

The proposal also includes the installation of projection equipment at Putnam City North and Putnam City West high schools, along with Capps Middle School.

If approved, the bond issue would raise property taxes for those in the district. For example, a resident paying $1,000 per year in property taxes would see that total increase by $36.52 per year, or about $3 per month.

Voters also will decide who will fill a seat on the school board. Incumbent Greg Juedeman faces Bren Smith for the District 2 seat. Juedeman is an accountant for Devon Energy, and Smith is the director of The Oklahoman's Newspapers in Education program.