Canton School District is looking to replace it’s old, outdated fieldhouse as part of the upcoming bond election slated for Tuesday, Feb. 12.

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Ingram details upcoming school bond

The upcoming Canton bond issue election is right on the doorstep and school superintendent Daniel Ingram answered a few questions last week that voters may have ahead of the February 12 vote.

Making improvements within the school district is the major goal for the $2.9 million bond with a super majority of more than 60 percent needed for passage.

When looking over documentation detailing the bond, the phrase, “millage rate” can be seen repeatedly. Ingram explained in layman’s terms that this means this rate is the rate collected off the taxes in the district that will go toward the fund. Money goes from that fund to pay for the bond over time. Ingram described a millage as $1 per thousand.

“What it will do right now is that if you pay $1,000 in property tax you would pay $74 more per year if the bond passes,” the superintendent investment in our children, an investment in our community.”

Ingram went on to tell how the money from the bond will be used.

“The capital investments that we’re wanting to do include wanting to build a new football field house. The one that we have right now was built in 1964, and it’s in pretexplained. “We have one of the lowest taxes in the state of Oklahoma for a school district. I think there are only two schools that have a lower millage rate than we do. It’s not a tax increase. It’s a 10-year bond sale for our capital investments in our schools. It’s an investment into our school districts, an ty bad repair and bad shape. So, we want to build a new facility for that.


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