By CHRIS EDENS
Oologah-Talala voters turned out in low numbers Tuesday but approved a school bond issue by the required 60 percent super majority.
Voters approved the bond issue 230-85, a winning margin of 73.02 percent.
A total of just 315 votes were cast, including eight absentee ballots and nine votes cast during two days of early voting at the Rogers County Election Board in Claremore.
The $400,000 bond issue will used for transportation needs.
“We’re certainly excited and pleased we can go to the community and continue to build on the great foundation in our district,” Superintendent Rob Armstrong said. “It’s great to be able to get some new vehicles to transport our kids. We’re very pleased.”
The district plans to buy two or three new buses and two or three new Chevy Suburbans.
Armstrong said administrators will put together bid sheets and submit the responses to the school board.
“We’ll try and get the best deals we can and we’ll try and spread the money as far as we can,” Armstrong said.