Trustees of Tulsa County Independent School District No. 1 will consider setting an election for a $38 million general obligation bond issue at the March 4 meeting.

The district, which serves the city of Tulsa, is holding a series of public meetings to discuss the bond program, Superintendent Keith Ballard said last week.

Proceeds would be used to upgrade classroom technology and improve technology infrastructure across the district, he said.

“We want to give our students every opportunity to become competent in the use of technology, as their college and career readiness will very much depend upon it,” Ballard said.

Bond projects would also include installation of fire sprinkler systems in several wooden structures.

Trustees established a bond development task force last year after Ballard warned that the Tulsa was falling behind its suburban counterparts.

Voters approved a $354 million bond package in 2010 that focused on renovations and repairs to existing facilities.

The district’s $192.7 million of outstanding GO debt is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and Aa2 by Moody’s Investors Service.

Assessed property valuation in the district totals $20.2 billion. The district is Oklahoma’s largest, with more than 40,000 students.

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