Oklahoma election results: Meeker community passes $850,000 school bond measure

Elisabeth Slay
The Shawnee News-Star
Meeker Bond Election Coverage

Voters in Meeker approved $850,000 in bond issues for Meeker Public Schools Tuesday, April 6, as two propositions overwhelmingly passed.

According to the Oklahoma State Election Board, 240 voters, or 76.19 percent, voted yes and 75 people, or 23.81 percent, voted no on the first proposition of the bond issue, which is for $670,000.

The State Election Board results show 235 people, or 74.60 percent, voted yes while 80 people, or 25.40 percent, voted no on the second proposition for $180,000.

School bond issues require a 60 percent supermajority vote to pass.

Meeker Bond Election Coverage

According to Superintendent Jeff Pruitt, he is glad voters approved the bond issues.

"It feels really good that the community supported both bond propositions," Pruitt said. 

He explained funds from the first proposition will be used for various updates and improvements to school sites throughout the district, including HVAC units, restrooms, roofs, sidewalks and curbing, concrete repairs, as well as to acquire and install technology equipment infrastructure.

In addition, Pruitt said the second proposition funds will be used to acquire buses to transport students.

He said once the Meeker Board of Education approves setting a date for the maturity of the bonds and finances become available, the district will begin the first phase of the projects.

Pruitt said there will be no projected tax increase to property owners in the Meeker district.

The administrator also said this bond will benefit the community because it will provide necessary resources to the district and its students in the future. 

"Meeker is a great community and my goals are to continue to provide students with resources to assist in preparing students for college and career readiness," Pruitt said. 

The superintendent would like to thank all of those who approved the bond issue. 

"Thank you to all the community members that supported the bond issue," Pruitt said. "The school really appreciates your continued support."