The Pryor Times

May 16, 2013

Salina bond issue passes

Staff Writer
Susan Wagoner

— Voters in Salina approved a bond issue worth $1.37 million for the school district in Tuesday’s election.

The proposition passed with 60.9 percent of the vote.

Superintendent Tony Thomas surveyed parents last year to determine what changes were top priority after several attempts at a bond issue failed.

“I’m just so excited for the kids at Salina Public Schools and the community,” Thomas said. “I thank the parents who stepped forward and made safety a priority.”

The money will be used to put a roof on the high school gym and air condition the facility, update technology, and improve security throughout the campus.

“With this bond money, we can take care of the bare necessities, provide a more secure environment and ultimately a better education for our kids,” he said. “A special thanks goes out to the teachers and staff who worked hard to get the word out.”