School propositions up for vote in Adair, Preston counties
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, February 10, 2013
2/10/13 at 4:51 AM
School board seats will be up for grabs throughout northeastern Oklahoma in elections Tuesday,
Multimillion-dollar school propositions also are on the ballot in the Adair (Mayes County) and Preston (Okmulgee County) school districts.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. School bond questions need support of at least 60 percent for passage.
In the Adair district, a $5.995 million bond is earmarked for construction. The money would be used for new classrooms at the high school (four), middle school (two) and elementary (four), Superintendent Tom Linihan said.
Outdated heating and air units would be replaced throughout the district, and the 40-year-old high school would undergo a major renovation, which would include a new commons area and secured entrance, Linihan said.
Patrons in the Preston school district will vote on a $2 million bond question that would go toward a new high school with state-of-the-art band, technology and art rooms. The old high school would be razed to make room for parking.
Original Print Headline: Propositions up for vote in Adair, Preston