Konawa turns down bond

Troy Doner marks his ballot in the Konawa School bond issue election Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at Assembly of God Church Konawa.

Patrons of the Konawa school district decisively rejected the district’s plan to issue $8.16 million in bonds for various projects.

The measure failed Tuesday with 351 “no” votes and 197 “yeses,” according to unofficial results from the Oklahoma State Election Board. More than 64% of voters opposed the measure, while slightly more than 35% supported it.

School bond issues must garner more than 60% of the vote in order to pass.

District officials had proposed issuing about $8.16 million in bonds to finance a series of projects designed to attract more students and reverse declining enrollment figures. Those projects included building and equipping a new athletic complex, renovating the softball and baseball fields and buying new band uniforms.

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

Eric Swanson can be contacted by email at eswanson@theadanews.com.

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.

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