How do Ponca City Schools compare to other districts?

Ponca City Now - October 8, 2015 12:45 pm

Will passage of this bond issue increase my taxes?

No. This bond issue will not increase taxes. Since 2000, the district has designed bond issues to stay within a self-imposed Sinking Fund Mill Leavy cap of 22 mills, and this bond issue is structured to stay within this cap.

How does Ponca City compare to other school districts in Kay County?

  • Newkirk — 35.76 mills
  • Ponca City — 22.00 mills
  • Tonkawa — 19.04 mills
  • Blackwell — 18.57 mills.

How do Ponca City Schools compare to other 6A school districts?

  • Sand Springs — 31.41 mills
  • Stillwater — 27.35 mills
  • Bartlesville — 26.72 mills
  • Sapulpa — 26.47 mills
  • Enid — 22.81 mills
  • Ponca City — 22.00 mills

Why are we doing these projects?

  • Security of our students is the district’s top priority.
  • Well-maintained facilities are important to student learning.
  • Commitment to energy efficiency allows more scarce General Fund dollars to be devoted to the classroom.
  • Students will live and work in a technologically-enriched environment, requiring them to be educated for the same.
  • Facilities are an integral part of any program, so students in our district should have facilities equal to any community in Oklahoma.
  • It is important to remember athletic and fine arts facilities are the face of our school district and our community to the outside world.

For a complete list of building projects, visit and to the link for detailed bond projects.


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