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May 14, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Morrison voters approve $9.3 million school bond issue

MORRISON, Okla. — Morrison voters overwhelming approved a $9.3 million  bond issue Tuesday for construction of a new elementary school and upgrades to the football stadium.

In unofficial results with all seven precincts reporting, nearly 90 percent of the 359 voters approved the bond issue. School bonds need to garner a minimum of 60 percent to pass.

The proposed elementary school for prekindergarten through eighth-grade students will include 25 classrooms as well as rooms for art, band, computers, cafeteria, science lab and gymnasium.

It will replace a school that was built in the 1950s.

Football stadium upgrades include aluminum bleachers, improved handicap accessibility and a press box.

Figures released by Morrison schools indicated property taxes would increase 5 percent annually.

The Vote

Yes: 321, 89.4 percent

No: 38, 10.6 percent




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