YUKON, Okla. (KFOR) – Two school bond proposals won overwhelming approval from Yukon voters.
Yukon residents went to the polls Tuesday to vote on a bond referendum for the Yukon Public School District.
Voters approved Proposition 1, casting 1,753 votes (71 percent) for it and 719 votes (29 percent) against it, according to unofficial poll results.
Proposition 2 was approved with 1,822 votes (73 percent) for it and 660 votes (27 percent) against it.
Proposal 1 includes the following projects:
- New performing arts and college & career center
- Elementary school and playground renovations
- High school commons expansion
- Indoor activity center
- Technology, curriculum, fine arts improvements.
Funds will also be used for maintenance and upkeep of the district.
Proposal 2 asked voters to approve a bond for transportation improvements.
Both proposals will cost $194,260,000, but organizers say it will not increase taxes in the area.
“Our focus as a district is always to first provide the best possible learning experience and safety for our students. School bond funds allow us to go above and beyond what we can provide if we relied solely upon state and federal funding. As a district, we will responsibly use these funds to improve our facilities across the board, provide safe and efficient transportation, educational software, classroom and individual technology, resources for the fine arts programs, security and much more. All designed to provide a world class education for our students,” a statement on the Yukon Public School District website read.
In the last 10 years, enrollment in Yukon Public Schools has increased by nearly 2,000 students.
Polls were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
You can see complete election results here