It takes a 60 percent supermajority for school bonds to pass in Oklahoma, and a $625,000 McLoud school bond issue narrowly passed Tuesday with 60.2 percent of the votes.
With nine of nine precincts reporting, election results Tuesday night showed 68 people voted yes in the election, while 45, or 39.8 percent, voted no.
All results are unofficial until certified by the Pottawatomie County Election Board on Friday.
Voters in the McLoud school district were asked to decide the $625,000 transportation bond to fund the purchase of new school buses.
Lisa Liebl, district spokeswoman, said the district plans to purchase eight new school buses. Of those, six are passenger route buses while two are for general use, she said, but all will be air-conditioned.
Liebl said the district is proud to have the support of the McLoud community.
"It shows we're McLoud proud," she said.
With passage of the bond, McLoud property owners were expected to see an increase on their annual taxes.
Liebl said the expected annual increase is $4.78 for every $100 in ad valorem taxes.
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