The Edmond Sun

Education

May 13, 2013

Deer Creek voters to vote on $5 million bond issue

EDMOND — Deer Creek School District voters will go to the polls today to vote on a special bond election to issue bonds in the sum of $5 million.

The bond issue will provide funds for completing projects started with the October 2009 passage of Bond Package 39 for $142.1 million.

The $5 million will be used for the purpose of constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites.

The majority of the $5 million will go toward purchasing equipment and furnishings for the new buildings that are still under construction, said Superintendent Ranet Tippins, “and will not raise the voters’ taxes.”

“Those buildings include Spring Creek Elementary, or elementary No. 5, the Freshman Academy including a new cafeteria, high school addition including a new cafeteria, and the Performing Arts and Athletic Center,” Tippins said.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. The Oklahoma County Election Board may be reached at 713-1515 or the Logan County Election Board may be reached at 282-1900.

Voters who do not know their polling location may find it online at www.elections.ok.gov in the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of the State Election Board’s website.

Following is a list of Deer Creek polling locations in Oklahoma County with their precinct numbers:

550034 Deer Creek Intermediate School, 21175 N. MacArthur Blvd.

550035 Coffee Creek Baptist Church, 1650 N.W. 220th St.

550036 St. Monica Catholic Church, 2001 N. Western Ave. (1/4 mile north of Danforth Road and North Western Ave.)

550042 Edmond School Administration, 1001 W. Danforth Road

550043 Waterloo Road Baptist Church, 3100 E. Waterloo Road

550077 True Vine Ministries Inc., 3701 Spencer Road

550078 Spencer Center, 8306 N.E. 36th St.

550135 Edmond Free Methodist Church, 1500 N.W. 178th St.

550136 Edmond Mansions, 1301 N.W. 178th

550137 Oak Hills Church, 2720 N.W. 178th St.

550138 Francis Tuttle Technology Center, 12777 N. Rockwell Ave.

550139 Church of the Servant, 14343 N. MacArthur Blvd.

550140 Church of the Servant, 14343 N. MacArthur Blvd.

550141 Francis Tuttle Technology Center, 12777 N. Rockwell Ave.

550142 Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 13112 N. Rockwell Ave.

550143 BancFirst, 4500 W. Memorial Road

550256 Francis Tuttle Technology Center, 12777 N. Rockwell Ave.

Following is a list of Logan County polling locations open today:

101 Kibtec Oil & Gas, State Highway 33 and 3/4 mile east of State Highway 74F, Cashion

103 Oak Cliff Fire Station No. 2, Santa Fe and Charter Oak

104 Seward Road Baptist Church, 4801 W. Seward Road, Guthrie

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