Money to be used for new building

By Sheila Stogsdill

Special to the Globe

FAIRLAND, Okla. - Voters in the Fairland School District on Tuesday approved a $715,000 bond issue and accompanying tax increase to pay for a vocational-agricultural building.

The final vote tally was 211, or 65.7 percent, for the proposal, and 110, or 34.3 percent, against it. Votes were certified Tuesday night, said Dave Charloe, Ottawa County Election Board secretary.

The 10-year bond issue will finance a building that will house one classroom. Also included in the bond issue are the construction of a press box and concession stand for the baseball and softball complex, and the replacement of heating and air-conditioning units at the junior high and high school buildings. Roofing repairs at those building also are included.

Superintendent Charles Thomas said after learning the election results, "The community looked at the needs of the school and students, and decided to support the school."

The district has 530 students from pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.

Construction is expected to begin in June, Thomas said. The size of the building will depend on construction costs.

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