Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
The bond issue will not raise taxes. If passed, it will be a continuation of a current tax.
Passage of the $180 million bond package will help keep technology current, provide dependable transportation and ensure safe facilities for our students.
Proposition 1: $106.3 million for Maintenance, Fine Arts and Athletics needs. $30 million would allow the district to upgrade, repair or replace heating and air units, $6 million would allow for plumbing upgrades / repairs, and $6 million would allow for electrical upgrades / repairs. In addition, $25 million would allow roof replacement / repair at more than 78 OKCPS sites. $4 million would allow the district to add safety features to the front entrance of our schools and another $4 million would allow playground equipment to be upgraded at all elementary schools. A total of $27.3 million would be spent on athletic facilities, athletic equipment, uniforms, sidewalks, parking lots and fences. Lastly, $4 million would be spent on Fine Arts for Middle and High Schools.
Proposition 2: $54.5 million for Information Technology needs. Network infrastructure upgrades to increase connectivity in classrooms, adding assessment stations for students, replacing district laptops, adding iPads, and replacing computers in labs are all part of the technology portion of the bond issue.
Proposition 3: $19.2 million for Transportation needs. $13.7 million would allow the district to purchase 100 new buses over the next 5 years and retire old buses that are expensive to maintain. $5.5 million would allow the district to purchase support vehicles used for HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical and Grounds maintenance.
The bond proposal is designed to address critical needs currently facing the district and would be implemented over the next 5 years.
Remember to vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2016!