Soper residents to vote on school bond

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SOPER, OK - Tuesday is Election Day in Oklahoma and Soper residents will vote on a $260,000 school bond.

Soper Superintendent Scott Vanworth says the $260,000 proposed bond would allow the district to make renovations to the elementary campus including making the building more energy efficient by replacing windows with double pane windows, putting new sheet metal on the gym and upgrading the bathrooms. Vanworth says he wants to make the bathrooms more sanitary.

"If you walk in there even when they are mopped and clean and the place is spick and span it still doesn't have that sense of cleanliness to it." said Vanworth. "The tiles, I mean they are old I think it's 57-years old. "

Vanworth says this will help more than the school.

"This is school is always open to the let the community come in and use the facilities for any number of things." Vanworth said. "We have never said no to any group who has asked to use the school. Very very open with the community because the school is the community"

Many Soper residents are backing the proposed bond even with the almost 5% tax increase.

"I'm for our schools and kids all the way, I think our children should be supported and helped and I'm for it." Said a Soper resident.

We spoke to a couple of residents against the bond, but they declined to go on camera.

Polls are open at the Soper Senior Citizens building from 7 am to 7 pm Tuesday.

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