Yukon school bond issues pass

Voters approve proposals by more than 70%

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Approval of school bonds in Yukon has narrow lead

Both Yukon Public Schools bond issues on the ballots for voters passed with heavy approval Tuesday night, the Oklahoma State Election Board reported.

With 20 of 20 precincts counted, the bond issue proposal for a performing arts and career center, indoor athletic facility and other projects won approval of voters by a 70.91%% to 29.09% margin. The Oklahoma State Election Board reports 1,753 votes in favor and 719 votes against as the final votes were counted Tuesday.

Voters in the Yukon Public Schools district went to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of proposed bond issues for $194 million.

The first proposal on the ballots was for $189 million for the buildings and site improvements.

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The second proposal for about $5 million for buses and transportation needs won 73.41% to 26.59%, with 1,822 votes in favor and 660 votes against with 20 of 20 precincts reported.

The 10-year bonds will not raise taxes but replace existing taxes.

The bond issues must gain 60% approval to pass.

Read The Yukon Progress and follow yukonprogress.com for full results.

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