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Tulsa Area School Bond Issues Pass, Bartlesville Schools Bond Issue Fails

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Voters in several northeast Oklahoma communities went to the polls Tuesday to decide several bond issues, school board members and a state House of Representatives seat. 

Bartlesville voters said no to two bond issues totaling $49 million. But three other Tulsa area school districts saw their bond measures pass.

Bartlesville Schools was looking to expand a few buildings in the district and construct a new school. It was also asking voters to fund transportation needs. But both measures failed Tuesday.

 

$48,000,000 Bond Issue
Construction
  • YES - 2,531 - 49.54 percent 
  • NO - 2,578 - 50.46 percent 

$1,500,000 Bond Issue
Transportation

  • YES - 2,837 - 54.36 percent 
  • NO - 2,382 - 45.64 percent 

Oklahoma law requires school bond propositions to pass by a 60 percent super majority.

Union Public Schools are claiming victory Tuesday. Unofficial results show both propositions --totaling $19 million -- passed easily.

The district wants to expand tennis and swimming facilities and build a fine arts building at the Sixth/Seventh Grade Center, among other projects. It also wants to purchase 15 new school buses.

$17,425,000 Bond Issue
Construction

  • YES - 2,176 - 78 percent

  • NO - 599 - 22 percent

$1,575,000 Bond Issue
Transportation

  • YES - 2,203 - 79 percent
  • NO - 580 - 28 percent

Voters said yes to a $5 million bond issue for Owasso Schools. The money would be used for technology upgrades, text and library books, buses and maintenance upgrades.

$4,000,000 Bond Issue
Construction

  • YES - 801 - 62 percent
  • NO - 489 - 38 Percent

$1,000,000 Bond Issue
Transportation

  • YES - 802 - 62 percent
  • NO - 495 - 38 percent

Jenks Schools will also get the go ahead after a $10 million bond issue passed there. The district will be using the money for new textbooks, maintenance items and transportation equipment.

$9,790,000 Bond Issue
Construction

  • YES - 1,914 - 61 percent
  • NO - 1,205 - 39 percent

$580,000 Bond Issue
Transportation

  • YES - 1,934 - 62 percent
  • NO - 1,190 - 38 percent

Tulsa's District 71 house seat is up for grabs and Tuesday's election has Democrat Dan Arthrell running against Katie Henke.

House District 71
Democrat

Dan Arthrell - 581- 85.57 percent
Robert Walpole - 98 - 14.43 percent

House District 71
Republican

Evelyn Rogers - 22 - 2.08 percent
Katie Henke - 819 - 77.26 percent
Gerald Lovoi - 135 - 12.74 percent
Bonnie Huffines - 41 - 3.87 percent
Lydia D'Ross - 43 - 4.06 percent

 

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