Yukon School Board to set bond election date

Special meeting called

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Dr. Jason Simeroth

 A special meeting has been called by the Yukon School Board to set the date for a bond election for new facilities and other projects.

The amount of the bond issue that taxpayers would be asked to approve in an anticipated Tuesday, Nov. 9 election has not been announced by the district.

The last bond issue approved by voters for Yukon Public Schools was in 2017 for $44.6 million.

Superintendent, Dr. Jason Simeroth, has said the bond issue, if approved by voters this year, would not raise taxes.

An agenda for the upcoming 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31 special meeting states the board members will meet at the administration building, 400 Maple, to discuss and take possible action on two separate resolutions authorizing the calling and holding of a special election in the district to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds.

Simeroth has announced that the district has plans for a college and career center where adults can continue their education through a partnership with Southwestern Oklahoma State University. A performing arts center is also part of the plan.

An indoor athletic facility can be designed for the band to march indoors on a football field. Softball, baseball and even golf can be practiced inside it, he said.

In the proposal for the bond issue election is a plan to renovate the original Yukon Public Schools Administration Building. The building has black mold and could either be torn down or renovated to use for offices, Simeroth said.

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