Rock Creek Public Schools asking voters for $1.5 million bond

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BOKCHITO, Okla. (KXII) -- Rock Creek Public Schools is trying to pass a $1.5 million bond to address security issues as well as outdated buildings.

The bond would pay for the construction and furnishing of two new buildings: a new elementary building with a classroom addition to an existing building and a new administration building.

It would cover the cost of building hallways that connect all the buildings and secure entry points, having one main entrance to the campus.

Superintendent Preston Burns said their main goal is increased campus safety, since the closest police department is 10 minutes away.

In 2015, Rock Creek Public Schools got a $350,000 bond for transportation equipment. They still have $265,000 left to pay on that.

This bond would add an additional $13 to every $100 paid in property taxes.

Burns said the current elementary and administration buildings are more than 50 years old. If the bond passes, those buildings would be torn down.

The election is April 3.