Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

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April 4, 2012

Voters say yes in school elections

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Voters said yes across the board in three area school districts, including Pauls Valley, as the thumbs up was given Tuesday to school bond issues.

With school projects mostly focused on making building improvements, issues passed by big margins in PV, Wynnewood and Maysville.

For the second time in a calendar year Pauls Valley voters gave their approval to issues that did not increase local property taxes.

This time the first ballot proposition, which represents the bulk of a $5.7 million overall bond issue, passed by an 83.6 percent margin. The vote total was 321-63.

The proposition will go for the renovation of the long unused junior high auditorium, a complete renovation and expansion of the football fieldhouse and various upgrades to the Wacker Park gym.

A second proposition, adding up to $550,000, is for a handful of brand new school buses. It drew 84.3 percent support (328-61 votes).

The margin of support is important since school bond issues must pass by at least 60 percent.

In Wynnewood both election propositions for the no tax increase issue there also passed by solid margins.

The largest, a $1.105 million issue, passed by a 423 to 163 count, which comes to 72.2 percent support.

It will go to upgrade the heating and air conditioning systems at the high school and elementary school, along with the completion of new windows at both schools.

Another bond issue is expected to come at some point later to address the needs of Wynnewood’s middle school building.

A second proposition, which received 66.3 percent support (388-197 votes), is for $385,000 to replace the bleachers and press box on the home side of Wynnewood’s football stadium.

Maysville voters put their overwhelming support behind a $1.25 million issue that calls for the construction of a multi-purpose building to mainly be used for a school cafeteria.

The school issue in Maysville finished with 72.3 percent support (128-49 votes).

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