Bond Issues Fail in Woodward, Sharon-Mutual

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Bond issues in the Woodward and Sharon-Mutual school districts failed to receive the 60 percent needed to pass Tuesday.

Woodward had two propositions.

The first proposition (49.5% Yes, 50.5% No) was a $6.5 million bond issue that would have went towards improvements in the arts, academics and athletics.

If it had passed, it would have provided renovations to the Middle School and High School auditoriums, improvements to the Middle School Fine Arts and Consumer Sciences and would have updated athletic facilities, which would have included a new 8-lane track, a new field house with locker rooms and FieldTurf to increase the number of events at Boomer Stadium, which according to Woodward athletic director Andy Newby, would have saved the school money on maintenance in the long run.

The second proposition for $500,000 (53.62% Yes, 46.38% No) would have replaced older school buses and transportation vehicles.

For Sharon-Mutual, their $24 million bond issue would have built a new sports complex and provided renovations to the current schools and gymnasium. With 42% voting Yes and 58% voting No, that bond issue also failed.


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Sean Gallagher