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Yorktown school district voters OK bond for renovations

By Sonny Long
May 12, 2012 at 12:12 a.m.
Updated May 13, 2012 at 12:13 a.m.


Yorktown schools will get a facelift thanks to voters in the school district who overwhelmingly approved a $5.8 million bond issue Saturday.

The bond received more than 85 percent approval from the voters, 343-58.

"I want to thank all those who came out and voted," said Yorktown Superintendent Deborah Kneese.

"I am extremely happy for our students," she said.

Voters gave the go-ahead to the project that will include a new classroom building for the 83-year-old high school. The bulk of the bond, $3.4 million, is designated for the high school construction.

The new high school class room will include new restrooms, a new office for the principal, a reception area and a new teachers' work room.

A new library is also included in the project.

Construction of a new lobby and restrooms for the existing auditorium is part of the construction project that also includes, new central heating and air conditioning and remodeling of the elementary school, general remodeling of the junior high school and new public restrooms at Wildcat Stadium.

The school district has no long-term indebtedness.

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