Hugo school bond passes on third attempt

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HUGO, OK -- The third time was the charm for Hugo Public Schools as the district's school bond passed with 78-percent of the vote.

Hugo Superintendent, Karen Lyles, said she's excited to be able to provide the students with a new building.

"We've worked for this for so long and we've had two bond issues fail. The third time was the charm, we're excited about this." said Lyles.

The $1.4 million bond will combine with the city's already accumulated $4-million in sales tax to build the new high school.

Hugo resident, Shane Spillman says he's glad to see the community's support.

"It gave me a real good sense of pride, that our community has finally come together and got behind something like this." said Spillman. "I think it's going to be real positive for the community as a whole."

Lyles says they hope to sell the bonds by November and begin taking bids immediately after.

With the passed bond property taxes will increase 8.9-percent. Architects are estimating it will take 18-months to two years to build the new high school.

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