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Two elections are key to Ardmore schools funding

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An artist's rendering of the proposed Performing Arts Center for Ardmore City Schools. (Ardmore City Schools) An artist's rendering of the proposed Performing Arts Center for Ardmore City Schools. (Ardmore City Schools)

ARDMORE, Okla. -- Ardmore educators were talking Friday what an upcoming bond election might buy.

Teachers met to discuss the proposed fine arts center they hope to build if the $50.8 million bond passes muster with taxpayers.

That vote -- set for November 14 - follows a city-wide special election next Tuesday, October 10, to decide whether to renew the current one-quarter of one-percent sales tax for the school district.

Ardmore City Schools Superintendent Kim Holland said a number of safety improvements are needed to keep students safe, along with new bathrooms and covered walkways.

"We think that there are a lot of community members that are heavily into the arts, and we want their input and their participation," Holland said. "We want it to be something that our community can be proud of."

If the bond passes, the property tax on a $100,000 home would increase by $6.19 per month, or about $74 a year. Click for more information about the property tax impact.


Information about the October 10 sales tax election in Ardmore:


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