TPS bond issue vote today

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 5/14/2013 9:14 am Published: 2/13/2013 3:13 pm

The Tulsa Public School is asking voters to approve a $38 million technology bond. 

Officials say the money would be used for things like iPads and to update some of the district's oldest buildings.  All of the buildings are up to current fire code, but after the fire at the old Barnard Elementary School building in September, the district decided to take an extra step to keep kids and teachers safe. There are 11 buildings in the district that were built in the early 1900's.

The $38 million dollar bond would also bring every classroom up to a certain technology standard.   In the future, each classroom would have 6 things.  They are a desktop computer, interactive whiteboard with speaker, iPad tablet, a document camera, internet protocol TV and wireless internet access.  All of it would be linked to an interactive whiteboard.

The bond would allow the district to invest $337 into each student, by placing the technology in the classroom and make sure each student is exposed to the latest technology that's available.

Polls are open until 7 p.m. 

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