Tulsa voters approve $415 million school bond proposal

Tulsa voters approve $415 million school bond proposal

Bond issue is the largest ever approved by voters in Oklahoma.

The Tulsa (Okla.) school district has won approval of a $415 million bond package that will pay for building additions and renovations, technology upgrades and other improvements.

The proposal appeared on the ballot as four separate questions, and all four received more than 80 percent of the vote, The Tulsa World reported. Taken as a whole, the school bond package is the largest ever approved by voters in Oklahoma.

Here's how the Tulsa district plans to spend the money:

  • $239.7 million for building and facilities construction and repair--classroom additions, a STEM research school, renovations to 21 schools and the installation of storm shelters in 19 schools. 
  • $138.4 million to acquire learning materials, including new textbooks; classroom technology including computers and tablets; reading programs; and materials for science, technology, engineering and math courses. 
  • $19.8 million for three new libraries and library renovations; and technology, books and digital materials for libraries throughout the district.
  • $17.02 million to replace aging school buses.
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