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Catoosa residents to vote on school bond next Tuesday

Posted at 5:42 AM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 08:23:14-05

CATOOSA, Okla. — In one week, Catoosa residents will decide whether or not to approve a school bond.

The bond for $2.25 million is going to be used to purchase additional land so the Catoosa Public School district can build and keep all of their buildings in a central location.

School officials said this would allow security to better protect the campus.

The school bond will bring with it a property tax increase of 4.99 percent or $4.99 per $100.

The first phase of the bond would allow them to purchase the property just west of the football field.

School officials said all of the bonds will be paid off in 2022.

They would however, have another bond election that year without an increase in property taxes.

If approved in 2022, that would give the district an estimated $40 million dollars to build a new early childhood and elementary.

A third phase would then lead to a new performing arts center.

Voting starts next Tuesday, November 12, from 7 am to 7 pm.

Voting sites include:

- Catoosa Community Center, Catoosa
- Hilldale Baptist Church, Claremore
- Freedom Church, Owasso
- Rolling Hills Community Center, Tulsa
- Stone Canyon Visitors Center, Owasso
- Oak Grove Fire Department, Catoosa
- Verdigris Fire Protection, Claremore
- Timber Ridge Assembly of God, Catoosa
- Sunnyside Church, Broken Arrow

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