Sterling, Comanche voters approve school bonds

Undated_Voters in Sterling and Comanche approved school bond proposals in Tuesday's elections.

In Sterling, voters were faced with a pair of proposals.  The first, for $165,000, was approved by a vote of 167-93.  The money will pay to replace an SUV, a driver's ed car, and a pickup truck for the agriculture department, along with renovations to the school's bathrooms and hallways.

The second proposition, approved by a 176-83 vote, was for $210,000, and will pay for two new full-size buses.

In Comanche, voters approved a $5,430,000 bond proposal that will pay for the construction of a multi-purpose center to be built next to the school's gym.  The center will provide practice facilities for basketball and wrestling, along with a fitness and weight center for all students, as well as a physical education facility for the elementary school.

The bond proposal also includes money to replace the roofs in two buildings and upgrade their heating and air conditioning systems.

All three measures required approval of at least 60 percent of the voters.