On Feb. 13, voters in the Earlsboro School District will vote on a $525,000 bond issue that would allow the district to make significant renovations to the district's buildings. If passed, there will be no increase in property taxes.
“I know it's a tough time for everybody so that's why we did our due diligence in getting estimates and we feel we are getting the most out of the money in this project,” Superintendent Mark Maloy said.
The $525,000 will go toward remodeling the high school, adding ceramic tile throughout the school and completely renovating the science room, new telephone and security systems, new roof on the cafeteria, new heating and air conditioning units throughout the schools, new lights for the softball field and new locks and doors in the elementary and high school.
“For upkeep purposes ceramic tile is much easier to keep clean. There are 13 rooms in the high school need renovating and the science room will be completely redone. Some of the heating units are getting old so replacing them will save the district money in the long run,” Maloy said.
School bond issues must pass with a 60 percent supermajority.
If this school bond issue passes, there will not be a property tax increase for the 2018 tax year because the bond will replace an existing bond, Maloy said.
The town of Bethel Acres will also hold an election for municipal trustees seats on Feb. 13 and there are school board elections set in both McLoud and Asher.
Absentee ballots for the Feb. 13 elections for those who want to request them are due at the Pottawatomie County Election Board, located at 14101 Acme Road, by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7.