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Garvin County district has plan to replace high school

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Elmore City-Pernell High School would be replaced if voters approve an $18 million bond package. (KTEN) Elmore City-Pernell High School would be replaced if voters approve an $18 million bond package. (KTEN)
The aging Elmore City-Pernell gymnasium would be replaced if voters OK a bond issue. (KTEN) The aging Elmore City-Pernell gymnasium would be replaced if voters OK a bond issue. (KTEN)

ELMORE CITY, Okla. -- Elmore City-Pernell Public Schools could see much-needed changes next year if voters approve an $18 million bond package.

Superintendent Jennifer Cruz said replacing the current high school building, which dates back to the 1950s, would be the focus.

"The bond would help us to build a new high school," she said. "We need a competitive gym; our gym is just as old as the high school, if not older."

The vote for the bond takes place on March 5. If it passes, the district is hoping to break ground for the new high school in August.

School officials estimate that property taxes would rise by 13.5 percent if the plan is approved.

The last Elmore City-Pernell school bond election was in 2014, when voters gave the green light to a $2.3 million package to build a new middle school.

The district serves more than 2,800 students in Garvin County and portions of Stephens and Murray counties.


Elmore City-Pernell Public Schools bond information

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