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Maysville schools propose $220K bond issue

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MAYSVILLE, Okla. -- Maysville Public Schools has plans for improvements. Voters will decide if those plans will be funded.

The district has split a bond issue into two $110,000 propositions. The money would be used to improve transportation and facilities like their ag room and community center.

One of the buses in the system's fleet has been shuttling students for two decades. They've had to keep it in service because the district is at capacity and there aren't enough seats for every student. That's why a replacement is on the shopping list.

"It will be more reliable, yes," transportation director David Moates said. "Also, it will be safer. It will have the new safety measures on it versus the older buses."

The district would also replace aging textbooks and buy more computers for future programs.

"We cannot accommodate some of the available resources out there," Superintendent Shelly Beach explained. "Therefore, purchasing 30 new computers for that elementary lab will benefit every student down there, so that's 230-plus students."

The twin propositions will go before voters on February 12.

"We spent months trying to decide, and by 'we,' I mean the school board, myself, and also our teachers, faculty and staff to decide what's the greatest need for our students," Beach said. "That's what it comes down to: 'What do our students need?'"

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