TULSA - City and county election day will find voters pondering school board races, city council races, school bonds, and whether to approve funding for a new juvenile justice center and jail expansion.
The two county-wide proposals will provide a total of .067-cents of sales tax to expand the chronically overcrowded David L. Moss Correctional Center, and to replace the crumbling and overcrowded Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau building.
In Owasso, educators hope voters will pass two school bond issues totaling $4,675,000 to pay for a number of improvements.
Asst. Superintendent David Hall of Owasso says among other things, the bonds will pay for a security upgrade at the schools.
It's called "Lobby Guard," and lets school personnel scan the driver's licenses of visitors as an additional screening process.
The bond will also upgrade Owasso schools' technology, buy expensive band instruments that parents can't normally provide, like tubas, purchase new buses, do some maintenance upgrades, and buy new textbooks.
Sapulpa voters will decide whether to extend a 1/2 penny sales tax.
In other elections, Bixby voters will choose a new city councilor in Ward 4; Sand Springs also has a Ward 4 council seat open; and Tulsa Public Schools has a school board position on the ballot.