Jackson County sees great early turnout for school election - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Jackson County sees great early turnout for school election

Jackson County_In Jackson County voters are deciding whether to consolidate the Eldorado School District with the schools in Olustee School District.  The primary reason for the proposed change is cost.  Superintendents of both school systems say it could save taxpayers half-a-million dollars in the first year.

The schools would also see about $300,000 more dollars from the State of Oklahoma each year that could help improve facilities, academics, and extra-curricular activities.  With the districts combined, the schools would have no trouble creating a ball team, and a new mascot and new team colors would replace the old. 

However, some parents may find it hard to swallow.  7th through 12th grade students in Eldorado would be bussed to Olustee, and pre-k through 6th grade students would stay in Eldorado.  The superintendents say the merge is something that should be done immediately for the kids' future success. 

Tuesday morning, the Jackson County Election Board says more than 100 of the 397 eligible Eldorado voters had cast ballots - only three who live in Olustee are eligible to vote in this election.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Truck crashes into store, misses woman and child, caught on camera

    Truck crashes into store, misses woman and child, caught on camera

    Friday, July 28 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-07-28 10:19:35 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-07-28 10:19:35 GMT

    A handful of people were in the danger zone as a box truck attempted to park in front of a 99-cent store in New York.

    A handful of people were in the danger zone as a box truck attempted to park in front of a 99-cent store in New York.

  • Russia sanctions bill gets heavy support, heads to Trump

    Russia sanctions bill gets heavy support, heads to Trump

    Friday, July 28 2017 3:59 AM EDT2017-07-28 07:59:30 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 5:29 AM EDT2017-07-28 09:29:25 GMT

    The Senate's decisive vote to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea sends the popular bill to President Donald Trump, who will be under pressure to sign it after weeks of intense negotiations.

    The Senate's decisive vote to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea sends the popular bill to President Donald Trump, who will be under pressure to sign it after weeks of intense negotiations.

  • Pentagon, border wall covered in $788B House spending bill

    Pentagon, border wall covered in $788B House spending bill

    Thursday, July 27 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-07-27 16:48:59 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 4:40 AM EDT2017-07-28 08:40:19 GMT
    The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. (Source: CNN)The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. (Source: CNN)

    The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico...

    The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Powered by Frankly