Ponca City residents will vote on a proposed $49.7 million bond project today for Ponca City Public Schools. This seven-year bond package also includes an additional $10 million of CARES funds that will allow improvements to the district that aid in the mitigation and spread of COVID-19.
What does a YES vote mean?
A “yes” vote means the voter is in favor of the proposal
What does a NO vote mean?
A “no” vote means the voter is opposed to the proposal
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“This proposal checks many of the boxes that will move our district forward,” said Adam Leaming, Executive Director of Operations Intern. “Fifty-eight percent of the total bond and CARES proposed projects are enhancements of our schools, academics, technology, and transportation that make them function, while 42 percent of the proposed projects are needed improvements for extra curriculars.”
“Currently, there are 34 CARES and Bond projects proposed to occur simultaneously across the community. They vary from improvements to restrooms enhancements, student and patron safety construction upgrades, increasing ADA accessibility across the district, and extra-curricular upgrades to handle increasing numbers of student participants.”
“Academics will see several enhancements in the way of technology upgrades, STEM upgrades at the high school, and significant work happening at Union, Lincoln and Liberty Elementary.”
For a list of all the projects included in this bond proposal please visit www.pcps.us.