Oklahoma Decides: Runoff election results

Saferoom for one of Oklahoma City’s largest schools on hold, board votes to rescind original decision

OKC Public Schools

OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier this year we told you about a plan to spend $5 million in extra MAPS for Kids money on a saferoom at one of the district’s largest elementary schools, Chavez Elementary.

That decision was the first time the school board had voted for a saferoom in the district in the past 10 years.

Now the saferoom is on hold.

Last night, the board voted unanimously to rescind its original decision on all the projects funded with MAPS for Kids dollars.

It appears the board is concerned primarily with spending at two other schools but that spending does not involve saferoom projects.

We’ll keep you posted.