Hugo bond fails

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

OKLAHOMA – It’s been a busy night of local elections, with several school bond propositions on the ballot in Southern Oklahoma.

We start out in Hugo, where an $11,000,000 school bond fails. Proposition one, which would allow for construction of a new high school and other district improvements was shot down by 63% of voters.

Proposition two, which was $155,000 for buses and transportation also fails with 65% of voters saying no.

A similar bond failed in 2005 and reportedly has never passed in the history of the school district.

Hugo School Bond
Prop. 1:$11(m) New high school/renovations
37% for
63% against

Hugo School Bond
Prop. 2: $155,000 for buses
35% for
65% against

In Lone Grove, voters approve phase two of the 9-year-bond proposal, worth nearly $10,000,000. Of those who voted, 78% cast ballots in favor of new classrooms for the intermediate school and a cafeteria expansion.

Lone Grove School Bond
Phase 2: $10 (m) New classrooms, cafeteria expansion
78% for
22% against

The vote is also in for Farris Public School. Citizens were given the choice for Farris Schools to be annexed with Lane Public Schools. Only 10% of the votes, or 22 people, voted to annex with Lane. 199 voters, 90% decided against annexing.

Farris School annexation
90% for
10% against


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  • by mandy Location: durant on May 21, 2008 at 10:18 AM
    to all the people who voted against it hope your kids have to go to school there it was falling apart when i was in school nearly 20 years ago.
  • by anonymous Location: hugo on May 16, 2008 at 11:21 AM
    Hugo is growing pretty fast...just imagine if they had a new school
  • by Paul Location: Hugo on May 15, 2008 at 11:43 AM
    thats too bad it failed...Hugo will never grow with people not willing to work for a better school district.
  • by Anonymous on May 14, 2008 at 08:39 PM
    Welcome to Hugo- please turn your clock back 50 years...........
  • by Anonymous on May 14, 2008 at 12:38 PM
    mybe you would raise sales tax in sead of land tax mabe it would pass! the 40% is only effecting the land owners its not fair to all the other people that they dont have to pay nething unlike the land owners! sales tax will effect everyone.
  • by Anonymous Location: Hugo on May 14, 2008 at 12:04 PM
    The people of Hugo do not trust the administration. Why should they get 11 million dollars if they can't even keep a Principal or A Super?
  • by Bubba Location: Hugo on May 14, 2008 at 11:01 AM
    A new High School is not going to stop Hugo from losing students every year to other schools in the County. Plus a 40% increase on taxes WOW!!!!
  • by saving my money on May 14, 2008 at 09:56 AM
    the people who ran the campain for this issue are really to blame. A. With the way things are today can you really expect people to actually vote to raise taxes 40%. B I have never seen an audit of Hugo Schools published in the paper. How does the public really know what kind of financial shape the school is in ? What amounts are in their budget now? Could it be managed better?
  • by Opinionated Location: Ardmore on May 14, 2008 at 09:34 AM
    How does it keep families from moving to Hugo? How does it keep the district from attracting more qualified teachers? And how does it send an awful message about the city's attitude towards its future?
  • by disappointed Location: texoma on May 14, 2008 at 07:31 AM
    what a terrible shame. don't you people realize? this keeps families from moving to hugo. it keeps the district from attracting more qualified teachers. this sends an awful message about the city's attitude towards its future.
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