Super-majority says YES to $16.2 million bond for Guthrie schools

Super-majority says YES to $16.2 million bond for Guthrie schools

For the first time in a decade, voters approved a school bond for Guthrie Public Schools. The $16.2 million bond issue passed with the largest approval for the district since 1977. Previously, the school district had failed seven consecutive bond elections, including six months ago.

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“I’m overjoyed at the outcome as our community put our students first,” Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson said in a statement. “It is truly humbling to think how much work has gone into this effort.”

The proposition required a super-majority (60 percent), but superseded that by earning 3,044 yes votes against 919 no votes (76.81% – 23.19%).

14 of the 15 precincts were approved with a minimum of 65 percent. Majority of the precincts passed with percentages in the mid to upper 70’s.

Of the 12,551 registered voters in the school district, 31.5 percent of the voters exercised their right to vote.

The three bond series will first address roof, window and exterior issues at Central, Fogarty and Guthrie Upper Elementary schools. The second series will build a brand new school in the district’s southern edge (Douglass Blvd. and Charter Oak). The final series will address issues at the junior high, heating and air units at the high school and district wide technology. Related story: Guthrie BOE gives the go ahead to prepare school bond election for May 12

“We also don’t take the trust shown by the community lightly,” Simpson said. “Tomorrow, a new phase begins where we have an obligation to the community to show the trust we earned was deserved. Until then, it is time to celebrate success and show gratitude to everyone that supported our children today. In the end our kids won.”

Breaking down at the polls and precincts:

ABSENTEE MAIL
Yes — 74
No — 32

EARLY  VOTING
Yes — 400
No — 44

ELECTION DAY
Yes — 2570
No — 843

TOTAL
FOR THE PROPOSITION – 3,044 votes — 76.81%
AGAINST THE PROPOSITION – 919 votes — 23.19%

Precincts

101      First Baptist Church (18750 West Hwy 74F, Cashion)

For the Proposition — 7 (77.7%)
Against the Proposition — 2 (22.3%)

102      Harmony Community Church (1202 South Pennsylvania, Guthrie)

For the Proposition — 282 (76.6%)
Against the Proposition — 86 (23.4%)

103      Oak Cliff Fire Station #2 (Santa Fe & Charter Oak, Edmond)

For the Proposition — 7 (87.5%)
Against the Proposition — 1 (12.5%)

104      Seward Road Baptist Church (4801 West Seward Road, Guthrie)

For the Proposition — 27 (72.9%)
Against the Proposition — 10 (17.1%)

105      Lakeview Baptist Church (Seward and Sooner Road, Guthrie)

For the Proposition — 219 (73.4%)
Against the Proposition — 79 (26.6%)

106      Waterloo Church of the Nazarene (457 West Waterloo Road, Edmond)

For the Proposition — 5 (41.6%)
Against the Proposition — 7 (58.4%)

204      Guthrie Housing Authority (1524 Perkins, Guthrie)

For the Proposition — 424 (78.1%)
Against the Proposition –119 (21.9%)

205      Bible Baptist Church (4820 South Division, Guthrie)

For the Proposition — 422 (73.5%)
Against the Proposition — 152 (26.5%)

206      Hispanic Baptist Church (11300 South Douglas Blvd, Guthrie)

For the Proposition — 148 (65.1%)
Against the Proposition — 79 (34.9%)

207      Woodcrest Baptist Church (11300 South Douglas Blvd, Guthrie)

For the Proposition — 242 (72.2%)
Against the Proposition — 93 (27.8%)

305      Guthrie Christian Church (1802 West Logan, Guthrie)

For the Proposition — 294 (80.9%)
Against the Proposition — 69 (19.1%)

306      Noble Avenue Baptist Church (1219 West Noble, Guthrie)

For the Proposition — 139 (80.8%)
Against the Proposition — 33 (19.2%)

307      First Christian Church (402 East Noble, Guthrie)

For the Proposition — 482 (83.8%)
Against the Proposition — 96 (16.2%)

308      First Assembly of God Church (1900 South Division, Guthrie)

For the Proposition — 344 (78.7%)
Against the Proposition — 93 (21.3%)

309      Wesley Foundation (210 Sammy Davis Jr., Langston)

For the Proposition — 2 (100%)
Against the Proposition — 0 (0%)

One Response to "Super-majority says YES to $16.2 million bond for Guthrie schools"

  1. Jim Case   May 13, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    So proud of my town! 31.5% is an amazing number. So proud.

    Reply

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