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Sand Springs voters head to polls for multi-million dollar school bond issue

Posted at 10:31 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 23:31:34-05

Voters in Sand Springs head to the polls on Tuesday to decide on two separate school bonds.

The district says it won't raise taxes.

If approved - Angus Valley Elementary School would get a brand-new gym with a storm shelter. It would also build a new ninth-grade center and a STEM academy on the Charles Page High School campus.

School officials say the century-old, ninth-grade center is the most costly building in the district for maintenance repairs.

And the classroom sizes are too small for a modern school.

“We want to get our students in a place where they're successful and ready for life outside of high school,” superintendent Sherry Durkee said.

The first proposition will cost than $31.5 million. The second, for new school buses, is $1.3 million.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Bond projects include:
- New Ninth Grade Center and STEM Academy on Charles Page High school campus
- New separate gym/storm shelter at Angus Valley
- New turf for Memorial stadium
- Bleachers for Garfield gymnasium
- Electrical upgrades for Limestone
- Playground upgrades for NFAA to accommodate grades three through five
- Playground equipment for ECEC
- ADA accessibility bathroom at Pratt
- Removal of Louvers on front windows at CBMS
- Kitchen equipment across all sites
- Student equipment to include band uniforms, wrestling mats, weights, elementary music equipment
- Additional space for drama department
- Sound system upgrades to auditoriums and Ed Dubie Field house
- Re-grading of baseball and softball stadium
- District HVAC and roofing maintenance
- Technology hardware and systems software for district
- Curriculum - books and digital curriculum for all sites
- Media center materials
- Painting, pavement, electrical, plumbing maintenance
- New school buses

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