Big bond issues passed last week

As the state financial crisis rises, Bixby voters last week approved a $142,400,000.00 bond indebtedness package – the largest in Bixby Public School history.

The borrowing package was approved by 80 percent of the voters.

The 10-year bond package includes renovations of the high school and a new main academic building on the campus. And it has money for three new school buildings.

Homeowners in the district with houses worth $100,000 will pay an addition $84 a year in higher property taxes.

Voters in the Union School District approved a $27,000,000.00 bond issue to raise taxes for the first phase of a new elementary school. Jenks voters approved an $11,000,000.00 bond issue for safety improvements, textbooks, transportation, equipment and other projects.

In Tulsa, Cindy Decker defeated Stan Minor in the race for the District 5 school board .

Voters in Skiatook approved a half-cent sales tax for streets.