Gore Voters Approve Bond To Fund Event Center

GORE (KFSM)- Tuesday, voters approved a bond for Gore Public Schools that will be used for new additions to the schools.

Since 1998, Gore Public Schools has pushed for a bond to be passed to fund these new additions.

"This time it passed, overwhelmingly by 70 percent, which in Oklahoma, it takes a 60 percent majority for a bond to pass," Gore Public Schools Superintendent Lucky McCrary said.

The money from the bond will be used to add an event center, as well as safe rooms for the schools and community to use.

"The event center itself houses a basketball gymnasium, a complete stage, a concessions stand that serves our football and basketball event center, and a complete football dressing room," McCrary said, "The band room also doubles as a safe room. We've never had an actual band room that was equipped for band, so that's a big plus, too. Then, our elementary campus safe room will also be a learning lab."

McCrary said these additions will help in many ways.

"From the past three years, we've had to graduate at the local college because we could not fit our patrons into a facility that could accommodate all the number that we had," McCrary said. "This will allow us now to have our graduates graduate from a facility on Gore Schools from our town."

Construction should begin in a few months and McCrary said he appreciates the public's support.

"That was the greatest thing for me, the school board supported everything, the community supported it, so it was a good that that we got a yes vote that kind of backed us in what we are doing," McCrary said.

McCrary said he hopes to have the 2018 Gore High School graduating class to walk across the new stage.

More information about the bond can be found on theĀ Gore Public Schools website.