School Safe Rooms
4:28 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Woodward Will Vote On Safe Rooms For Schools

Voters in Woodward will be asked this fall to approve a $29 million bond issue to pay for school improvements, including the construction of additional safe rooms for use during severe weather.  

Horace Mann Elementary School in Woodward
Credit woodward.ok.schoolwebpages.com

This week, the Woodward School Board approved a resolution calling for the election. The Woodward News reports that voters will be asked in October to approve a $1.8 million bond issue for transportation needs and a $27 million bond issue for construction and improvements.

Proposed school improvements include security cameras in all schools and construction of three extra classrooms to help with overcrowding. The proposal also calls for the construction of safe rooms at the district's elementary, middle and high schools. 

In April 2012, six people were killed when tornadoes struck Woodward in the overnight hours.