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Elgin School Bond passes

ELGIN, OK (KSWO)- After a 2-day delay, we now have the results of Elgin's School bond election. The $36.9 million bond proposal has passed.

The results were delayed due to a clerical error at the election board office, but today, election officials finished counting the absentee and early ballots.

The bond was approved with 61-percent of the vote, it needed 60-percent. The school bond will be used to improve classrooms at the elementary, middle, and high school level. It will also fund a new performing arts center and an agriculture education building.

Today, the superintendent of Elgin schools thanked voters for their support of local education: 

“The people can rest assured that what they voted for and gave approval on this issue. Those are the projects that will be taken care of and so what they say on the list of projects. We're going to take care of those things and we're going to get them done for the people so they can feel good about how their tax dollars are being spent,” said Nate Meraz, the superintendent of Elgin.

Meraz says they will now meet with architects and financial advisors. They are hoping to break ground on some of these projects by the end of this year.

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