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Moore bond, Ford Center tax to appear on same ballot

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A more school bond issue will appear on the same ballot as the proposed improvement to the Ford Center. A more school bond issue will appear on the same ballot as the proposed improvement to the Ford Center.
The school bond includes funding for two new elementary schools. The school bond includes funding for two new elementary schools.

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Moore school administrators hope the voters don't get confused when they head to the polls March 4.

A district bond election coincides with an Oklahoma City bond issue for a $120 million facelift for the Ford Center. Voters who live in the Moore district but Oklahoma City limits will vote on both.

School superintendent Deborah Arato said the growing district is in need of extra classrooms. The bond would provide funds to build two new elementary schools.

Election board officials said some people have expressed concerns that the two bond issues will appear on the same ballot and create confusion.

Some also worry that people opposed to the Ford Center project, or upset over the departure of Oklahoma City Superintendent John Porter, might file a protest vote against the Moore bond issue as well.

The Moore Superintendent said the key to avoiding confusion is to educate the voters.

"We're in the process of finishing right now a bond issue brochure," Arato said.

The deadline to register to vote in the March election is Feb. 8.

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