Voters handily approved a request last week for $90.5 million of general obligation bonds by Oklahoma County Independent School District No. 52. The measure passed with 81% in favor from the more than 4,300 voters going to the polls.

Interim superintendent Pam Tidwell said the large victory margin was the result of a new assessment of the district’s needs after voters rejected a $191 million bond proposal in December 2010.

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