Tulsa Schools say bond issue money well spent

Tuesday, June 4th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Ever wonder how Tulsa Public schools spends the bond money you fork out? Tuesday, the district gave an update.

From textbooks to new buildings and everything in between, Tulsa Public Schools say they money you've provided from bond elections is taking shape.

For example, renovations for new administration and library space at Edison are nearly complete at a taxpayer cost of more than $1.5-million. The district says the improvements are long overdue.

Director of bond projects, Bob LaBass, “We're paying now for 25 years of not passing any bonds or capital improvement funds, so we're having to play catch-up right now. Our average school age is 45 years old.”

Tulsa Public Schools also says the new Booker T Washington high school is on track to open next August. And overhauls on other school projects are going well, too.

The money comes from bonds passed by voters in 1999 and 2001.