Bond Issues Pass

Latta School Aug. 18.

Voters approved bond issue proposals for the Allen and Latta school districts Tuesday and filled two open at-large seats on the Roff Board of Trustees.

The Allen school district proposed issuing $7.5 million in bonds to construct a new gym, renovate and add classrooms to the junior high building and build more elementary-school classrooms. The measure passed easily, 265 to 163, according to unofficial election results from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

The Latta school district had two separate bond proposals on the ballot — one for $265,000 and one for $350,000. The first proposal garnered 197 votes in favor and 78 votes against. The second proposal also passed easily, 189-85.

The district will use the proceeds from the first bond issue to replace aging computers, buy textbooks for all grade levels and purchase two new Suburbans to replace old vehicles. Proceeds from the second bond issue will go to purchase four new school buses.

In Roff, voters approved Trustee Charles Hunt’s bid for a second four-year term and returned former trustee Mark Whitaker to public office. Hunt led the three-person race with 39 votes, and Whitaker came in second with 32.

Another former trustee, Alfred Atchison, finished in third place with 22 votes.

See Thursday’s edition of The Ada News for complete election coverage.

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Eric Swanson is the City Hall and general assignment reporter for The Ada News. He spent 15 years working at the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kansas, before joining The Ada News’ staff in 2012.