THACKERVILLE, Okla. (KTEN) — Thackerville Public Schools will have a bond proposal on the ballot for taxpayers to vote on next month, that would bring new baseball and softball facilities to the school district.

The district is proposing a bond worth $7.9 million, with no tax increase, that would bring brand new ballfields, new seating, and new field facilities.

"Having the nice facilities that we can be proud of, I think it would be big for our community." Explained High school and middle school principal Cody McCage.

If the bond is passed, the new baseball and softball facilities will be built on school property, next to the Thackerville school gymnasium.

School administrators say that a big reason for this proposal is the opening of a new truck stop, right next to the current facilities.

"I think we're looking at a necessity.” Stated McCage. “The land that's right behind the truck stop is up for sale, so if it sells, we lose our parking. We may be on the road if we don't do something in the near future."

But the problems with the location of the fields, ranges far beyond just surrounding properties.

"We've had several calls on safety concerns, with the truck stop being right there.” Said Thackerville Public Schools Superintendent Chad Broughton. “We're right on I-35, and we have several little league teams that practice and do some things down there. It's tough when you have little kids down there, and there's a truck stop parked right outside the field."

A vote on the bond is scheduled for august 27th.

"The most important thing is to get out and vote."