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Oklahoma Voters Decide On Two School Bond Issues
By Priscilla Mace
AFTON, OK.--- --- Oklahoma voters headed to the polls today to decide two school bond issues. In Afton, residents weighed in on a $1.6 million issue. The issue fails with 83 yes votes and 219 no votes. It would have built a new middle school, which would have included eight classrooms, four of which would meet FEMA safe room requirements for tornado shelters. The bond would have increased property taxes by nearly $156 a year for a $100,000 home.
Wyandotte voters voted on a $1.62 million bond issue. The measure passes tonight with 206 'yes' votes and 27 'no' votes. Administrators plan to add 7500 square feet to the school's cafeteria. It will also double as a FEMA approved safe room. This will raise property taxes nearly $20 for a $100,000 home.