Voters in the Earlsboro School District made it known they were overwhelmingly in favor of a $525,000 bond issue that will allow the district to make significant renovations to the district's buildings.

Voters in the Earlsboro School District made it known they were overwhelmingly in favor of a $525,000 bond issue that will allow the district to make significant renovations to the district's buildings.

The vote was tallied at 74-7, securing 91.36 percent in favor of the bond issue.

Earlsboro Superintendent Mark Maloy said he appreciated the community's support.

“They've been great to us,” he said. “This will really help.”

Maloy said the funds would make a big difference for the district.

With all the rounds of budget cuts, this will help with upkeep of the facilities that is really needed, he said.

Now that it has passed, there will be no increase in property taxes because the bond will replace an existing bond.

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.

School bond issues must pass with a 60-percent supermajority.

In another bond election Tuesday, voters in the Konawa School District also overwhelming passed two school bond propositions.