Two new schools proposed for Oklahoma district

December 5, 2018

Members of the Edmond School Board voted to bring before voters a $93 million bond issue in February to increase school security, upgrade and improve school buildings, and fund the construction of classroom additions and new elementary schools.

Members of the Edmond School Board voted Monday night to bring before voters a $93 million bond issue Feb. 12, 2019, to increase school security, upgrade and improve school buildings and fund the construction of classroom additions and new schools.

Nearly $40M of the bond issue would be used to purchase land and fund the construction of two elementary schools.

“Many of our elementary schools are full and we have had to bring in portable buildings in order to have adequate space for the students,” said Superintendent Bret Towne. “The construction of numerous apartment complexes in the Southwest quadrant of our district and large housing additions east of I-35 necessitates building new schools in these areas to accommodate for the growth in our elementary student population.”