(KTEN) — School bonds were on the ballot in a number of Oklahoma communities on Tuesday.

In Bokchito, voters in the Rock Creek Public Schools district approved a $785,000 bond package that will fund campus security upgrades.

A similar proposal failed to pass last fall.

Superintendent Rob Frederick said the money will be used to replace doors, locks, and add cameras. The funding will increase property taxes by 5 percent.

"For us, we are more than willing to pay some additional taxes just to have the students be safe," said Kelsey Ward, whose children attend Rock Creek Public Schools.

"Kids need to be safe, and if you don't vote for it, that may not happen," said Kelsey's son Landon Ward, and 8th grader at Rock Creek.

And voters in the Coalgate Public Schools approved a $2.6 million bond that will fund capital improvements with 81 percent voting "yes." The measure will not increase taxes.  

Polling places were open until 7 p.m. Tuesday; watch KTEN News at 10 for the latest returns.