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March 24, 2014

School vote returns in Wynnewood

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — Another round of voting has been set in Wynnewood for a bond issue that school officials believe is a good plan to address many of the district’s current and future needs.

Voters in Wynnewood’s school district will soon decide the fate of a $20.3 million bond issue when election day rolls around on Tuesday, April 1.

If passed by at least 60 percent support the issue will go toward the construction of a brand new elementary school in Wynnewood.

Superintendent Raymond Cole and school board members believe this one single issue will solve some big problems in the Wynnewood district.

“We feel this is a good plan because it will impact 70 percent of our students,” Cole said.

“We hope people realize we’ve got to do something. The middle school has got to be replaced.”

Cole’s reference is to the plan to move middle-schoolers into the current grade school once the new facility is constructed.

The proposed new elementary school would be 72,850 square feet and include a slight restructuring of grades.

If the new grade school becomes a reality it would house the youngest of students up through the fifth grade.

The middle school, once the transition is complete, would house sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

Wynnewood’s high school would remain the same, while the current middle school building would be demolished.

“We believe it’s best for fifth-graders to be moved back into the elementary school and it also serves the district’s needs best,” Cole said.

He stressed this plan would separate the ages with first grade and down on one side of the building and second grade and up on the other.

Three classes would be included to accommodate a program for three-year-olds.

The location of the proposed new elementary school, on the north side of town, is on property a few yards southeast of Wynnewood’s football field. The land itself was once used as a T-ball field.

The best part, Cole said, is another 10 acres owned by the school is located across the street, which offers the school district the option of expanding or restructuring other school facilities in the future.

“After the bond issue a few years ago failed we learned the community didn’t want to move the football field,” Cole said.

“So if we’re going to leave the field there we thought let’s move our school out there.

“The main point is we own the land, there are no utilities to move so there aren’t any expenses with that and it fit our needs.”

Editor’s Note: More on the Wynnewood school bond election will come next week in the PV Democrat.

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