Moore Residents Vote To Pass Two School Bonds

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 6:12 pm
By: News 9

Two school bond issues have passed in Moore. 

A $204 million bond passed with 76 percent of the votes. The bond will improve the district schools and add storm shelters to 23 schools. 

Improvements include new gymnasiums, classrooms and updating technologies. These improvements are to address the recent growth in the district and give children the tools they need to succeed. 

10/8/2015 Related Story: Moore Voters To Decide On $209M School Bond

The $5 million bond passed with 73 percent of the votes. 

The second bond will be used to purchase transportation equipment. 

Moore Public Schools superintendent Robert Romines released a statement Tuesday night.

"Today is a historical day for Moore Public Schools. We are incredibly thankful to our community for passing the largest bond issue in the history of the district.  This bond issue represents the strength and dedication of the community and its commitment to the students and their future.

"Completing the storm shelters in the remaining 23 sites is a priority for everyone in this district and this community; and now we can move forward in completing this goal.

"Thank you to every person who took the time to become informed about the bond issue and who went out and voted.  We look forward to beginning work on all of the projects and completing them on time and within budget."

Moore Schools officials estimate a resident with property worth $250,000 would see an increase in taxes by about $50 per year.