FromThe Tulsa World: Tulsa voters have approved the largest school bond package in state history, setting the course for continued improvement in the Tulsa Public Schools. The $354 million bond package, which continues a 20-year capital improvement plan that began in 1996, will pay for, among other things, building renovations, roof and window replacement, security systems, new libraries and books, computers, new textbooks, buses, and music and art equipment. Each of the four measures on the ballot needed a 60 percent supermajority to pass and each received more than 72 percent approval.
From The Tulsa World: The Tulsa (Okla.) school board has agreed to place a $354 million bond issue on the March 2 ballot. The money would be used to pay for a host of projects, including construction, library books, transportation equipment, books and technology upgrades and would allow for the acquisition and improvement of school sites. Included is $261.4 million for building construction and repairs throughout Tulsa Public Schools and almost $61.3 million for textbooks, other learning materials and technology. The $261.4 million building improvement bond issue would fund classroom additions to alleviate overcrowding at several schools, as well as add safety features such as security cameras and entry door access controls at all sites