Oklahoma County Independent School District 12 will renovate buildings and build a new elementary school if voters today approve a $33.5 million general obligation bond measure.
The district that serves the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond has been successful in 53 consecutive bond requests. School bonds in Oklahoma must be approved by 60% of voters.
The two-part proposal includes $34.6 million for facility construction and rehabilitation, and $900,000 for school buses. Passage will not require an increase in property taxes.
District spokeswoman Susan Parks-Schlepp said enrollment has gone from slightly more than 17,000 in 2000 to almost 22,000 today.
“We fully expect the district to keep growing,” Parks-Schlepp said. “Facilities are critically important to learning, and we need to make sure they’re up to par and conducive to learning for students.”
The Edmond district is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s.