Moore passes $209 million bond issue for school storm shelters

Ponca City Now - October 14, 2015 9:07 am

MOORE, Okla. (AP) – Voters in Moore have approved a $209 million bond issue to add storm shelters and other improvements to schools.

The measure easily passed Tuesday, with about three-quarters of voters supporting two separate propositions according to complete but unofficial results. The push for storm shelters comes after the deadly 2013 tornado that hit Moore, killing 24 people — including seven children at an elementary school that did not have a shelter.

Officials say the bond issue will add shelters to nearly two dozen schools that don’t currently have them. The measure also includes money for technology upgrades and added classrooms, gymnasiums and media centers.

District officials had estimated that property taxes would rise by $50 a year on a $250,000 house under the proposal.


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