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Largest Bond In TPS History Passes With Overwhelming Support

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The biggest bond in Tulsa Public Schools history passed overwhelmingly.

The four measures easily cleared the state's 60 percent vote needed for school bonds. The bonds all passed with about 85 percent approval.

That means TPS will have $415 million to spend on construction, technology, libraries and transportation.

3/2/2015 Related Story: Bond Issue Would Upgrade Tulsa Public Schools Technology

Supporters were thrilled to declare victory and Superintendent Keith Ballard was rather emotional as he learned that the four bond proposals all had “yes” votes at more than 80 percent.

The Tulsa press room was packed with board members, folks from the chamber and TPS teachers and staff.

Shortly after the polls closed numbers were positive for the bond issue that would allow the district to spend money on things like facilities upgrades and new technology.

Ballard did choke up when he talked about how proud he was to see the historic bond issue pass, especially as he is set to retire.

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