FAIRVIEW, Okla. — Fairview Public Schools patrons overwhelmingly approved two bond issue proposals Tuesday.
The vote for Proposition 1 was 335-83, or 80.14%, in favor. The vote for Proposition 2 was 328-90, or 78.47%, in favor. School bond issues require a 60% supermajority to pass.
Proposition 1 was for $970,000 to fund:
• Replacement of the elementary school roof.
• Security improvements at the elementary school, including secure entrances and enclosing classrooms.
• Band instruments.
• Technology and curriculum.
Proposition 2 was for $330,000 to buy:
• Three 71-passenger route buses.
• One 29-passenger bus.
Meanwhile, Geary Public Schools patrons defeated an ambitious $33.49 million bond proposal to build a new school building.
The vote was 354-101, or 77.8%, against the plan.
The new building would have brought together all classes in the district. The bond issue also was slated to include safe rooms, security cameras, technology updates, updates to the cafeteria and a practice gym that also would double as a PE facility for elementary students.
The cost of the new building was listed at approximately $32.41 million, according to the district's website.
Also included in the bond proposal was about $1.078 million to build and equip a new bus barn.
Other elections were held throughout Northwest Oklahoma.
• Canton Public Schools Board of Education, Office 5: Greg Heath defeated four other candidates. He received 123 votes, or 54.19%. Other candidates and their votes were: Sarah E. Hoffman, 28; Dale Sanderson, 50; Cody Smith, 20; and Matt Elder, 6.
• Kingfisher Public Schools Board of Education, Office 5: Carly Franks defeated two other candidates for the seat. Franks received 537 votes, or 67.46%. Servrina Prim received 33 votes, and Susannah I. Copeland garnered 226.
• City of Waynoka, Ward 2 (unexpired term): Matthew D. Bradford defeated Austin Gauge Durkee by a vote of 71-15. Bradford garnered 82.56% of the vote.
• Sharon-Mutual Public Schools Board of Education, Office 5: Neal Stephenson won the seat with 127 votes, or 57.21%. Misty Thompson received 76 votes, and Comer L. McNeal received 19.