Polling locations are closed and the votes are in for the $414 million bond package proposal for Tulsa Public Schools.
TULSA, Okla. — The bond package is broken down into four different propositions and each one needs 60% to pass.
The unofficial election results will be posted below as county election boards receive their ballots.
- Proposition 1: Passed
- 72.34% voted for
- 27.66% voted against
- Proposition 2: Passed
- 72.61% voted for
- 27.39% voted against
- Proposition 3: Passed
- 71.61% voted for
- 28.39% voted against
- Proposition 4: Passed
- 72.94% voted for
- 27.06% voted against
On Tuesday night, Superintendent Deborah Gist thanked voters for approving the bond package.
To say that we are grateful is a profound understatement. Tonight, you have shown - yet again - that this community loves its children fiercely, values its educators and support professionals, and prioritizes its system of public education as a critical avenue for opportunity for every child.
With tonight’s vote, Tulsans have made a five-year $414 million investment in safe and accessible schools; state-of-the-art educational technology; sustainable student transportation; and rigorous, engaging, and culturally sustaining learning experiences that prepare students for success in college and careers.
Our team thanks you.
Our students and families thank you.
Rising generations of Tulsans thank you for your relentless commitment to public education.
On June 8, Tulsans will vote on a $414 million bond package for Tulsa Public Schools.
The proposed bond is broken up into four propositions:
$166.8 million for Safe Learning Environments
$90.7 million for Student and Classroom Technology
$17.3 million for Transportation
$139.3 million for Quality Learning Materials and Programs
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Not everyone is on board, with the Tulsa County Republican Party running a campaign against the bond, they say they need more transparency from TPS. The group is demanding an audit after they question where 2015 bond money went.
Each propositions needs 60%, not just a simple majority, to pass.
Polling locations open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 8.
The Tulsa Voter Van is available if you need a ride to the polls.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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