The passage of the $110 million school bond proposition shows what can happen in Muskogee when everyone works together.
Unofficial results from the Muskogee County Election Board show the bond passed with 68.15 percent, or 3,055 votes. Considering it was the only thing on the ballot, the large turnout was only because many residents wanted to have a say it the outcome.
The passage of the bond issue will be great for all of the students in Muskogee Public Schools once the projects are completed. A new football stadium, new gymnasium, rebuilding of most of Tony Goetz Elementary, renovations at the high school, and many other projects will be in the works.
The city of Muskogee has not shown growth in decades. By improving our school system, we hope to see new businesses and industries attracted to our city. The bond passage should let the world know Muskogee is a forward-thinking city with people willing to do what it takes to give our students better educations.
Thanks should go to Superintendent Jarod Mendenhall, teachers, administrators, parents and students who campaigned hard to get people out to vote. Muskogee has much of which to be proud, and with all the new things Muskogee Public Schools will have to offer, others will surely be drawn to this great community.
Finally, thanks to voters for caring enough to head to the polls and show their support.