Moore Public Schools and Edmond Public Schools Pass Bond Issues

Moore Public Schools and Edmond Public Schools Pass Bond Issues

May 11, 2021

Moore Public Schools:

Residents who live within the boundaries of Moore Public Schools voted on two school bond propositions.

Proposition 1

Approved with 3,160 yes votes (75 percent) to 1,039 no votes (25 percent).

Proposition 1 is a $338.7 million bond issue that would be used for the following purposes:

  • Upgraded technology at all 35 schools
  • Air conditioning installation in gyms
  • Campus enclosures at Red Oak, Santa Fe, and Winding Creek
  • Safety entrances at all schools
  • Media center at Earlywine Elementary
  • New roof at Santa Fe
  • New front facade at Houchin and Kingsgate
  • New science labs to be utilized for STEM
  • New fieldhouse at Moore West
  • New front facade at Highland West
  • Other construction upgrades needed at other schools
  • College & Career Readiness Centers at each high school
  • Indoor practice facilities for athletics, band, and other programs
  • Softball and baseball facility upgrades
  • Stadium upgrades at Westmoore and Southmoore.

Proposition 2

Approved with 3,181 yes votes (76 percent) to 1,017 no votes (24 percent).

The $8 million proposition would go to support transportation needs throughout the district.

Edmond Public Schools:

Edmond residents had the opportunity to vote on two bond proposals for Edmond Public Schools to fund school additions, purchase land for future schools, and make repairs and upgrades to existing facilities.

Proposition 1

Approved with 6,578 yes votes (77 percent) to 2,006 no votes (23 percent).

Proposition 1 is a $63.7 million bond issue that would be used for the following items:

  • Construct classroom additions to Redbud Elementary and Scissortail Elementary
  • Purchase new technology throughout the district
  • School improvements at Northern Hills, Sunset, Ida Freeman, Orvis Risner, Charles Haskell, Chisholm, Russell Dougherty, Will Rogers, and Clegern.
  • Improve or replace HVAC systems at Sequoyah Middle School, Russell Dougherty Elementary School, and Santa Fe High School
  • Construct and resurface existing parking lots at Chisholm, Northern Hills, Angie Debo, Orvis Risner, Russell Dougherty, West Field, Charles Haskell, Summit, Cheyenne, Memorial, and Santa Fe.
  • Purchase fine arts and athletic equipment for second schools, library/media center books, software subscriptions, instructional equipment, child nutrition, and school support vehicles.
  • Buy land for the site of a new elementary school
  • Renovate the Siberian gymnasium
  • Construct a storm shelter and renovate industrial arts building at Memorial High School
  • Construction classroom additions at Santa Fe High School
  • Replace roofs at Russell Dougherty and Santa Fe
  • Construct a new media center and renovate the former media center at Cross Timbers
  • Purchase classroom furnishings
  • Improve playgrounds
  • Construct a new building for Ag Engineering and Mechanics
  • Improve and upgrade school security
  • Replace flooring at Ida Freeman, West Field, and Centennial
  • Update or replace existing marquees and exterior school signage
  • Replace gym floors at Chisholm, Ida Freeman, Cross Timbers, and John Ross.

Proposition 2

Approved with 6,557 yes votes (77 percent) to 2,008 no votes (23 percent).

The 1.3 million bond proposition would be used to purchase small and large buses and high-capacity sport utility vehicles.

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