Banner voters to decide $6M school bond proposal

Voters to cast ballots Aug. 23 at nine polling places

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By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

EL RENO – Voters at nine Canadian County polling places will cast ballots Tuesday, Aug. 23 in the Banner School Bond Election.

Banner Public Schools is seeking support for a $6 million bond issue to fund upgrades and new projects that address growth at the school, 2455 N Banner Road.

The proposition would fund a series of bonds to construct, repair and remodel school buildings; acquire school furniture, fixtures and equipment; and make school site improvements.

With voter approval, Banner Public Schools would levy and collect an annual property tax to pay off the bond issue’s principal and interest. Payments would be due semi-annually over 10 years.

Under state law, the Banner school district is required to issue a ballot question to its voters to approve the issuance of new bonds.

Banner School serves students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight.

Only registered voters in the Banner school district are eligible for the Aug. 23 bond election.

These voting precincts that have Banner voters will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • 100 – Canadian Valley Technology Center, 6505 E Hwy 66-El Reno
  • 114 – Canadian County Expo Center, 3001 Jensen Road E-El Reno
  • 201 – Richland Nazarene Church, 1025 N 6th St. in Richland-Yukon
  • 210 – Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium, 850 Yukon Ave.-Yukon
  • 211 (299) – Family Church, 701 N Cemetery Road-Yukon
  • 213 – West Point Christian Church, 1600 S Richland Road-Yukon
  • 239 – Stable Rock Baptist Church, 1301 S Cemetery Road-Yukon
  • 308 – Lakehoma Church of Christ, 2124 W State Hwy 152-Mustang
  • 400 – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall, 407 Kate Boevers Ave.-Union City

First day of Banner’s 2022-23 school year is Thursday, Aug. 11. A “back-to-school night” will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9.

The next Banner School Board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 in the school cafeteria.

Banner School’s board members are President Jessica Johnson, Vice President Adam Slattery and Clerk Colin Autin. Superintendent is Michael Prior.

(Read more details about the Banner Public Schools’ bond proposition in an upcoming edition of The Yukon Progress)

Some Canadian County voters also will vote Aug. 23 in the runoff primary election and Geary School Board Election.

Voters may view sample ballots for the upcoming elections by visiting the OK Voter Portal at Oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp or the Canadian County Election Board at 200 S Bickford during regular business hours.

For more information, contact the Canadian County Election Board at (405) 422-2422 or CanadianCounty@elections.ok.gov.

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