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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Plainview to decide school board seat; Fox determines bond issue

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  • Voters in the Plainview School District will go to the polls for a second time this year in hopes of electing a new school board member for Seat 4.
    The election is Tuesday for the school board runoff race. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Voting is only taking place at the precincts.
    On the ballot is educator Julie Reuter and firefighter Bert Norton. The two candidates received the most votes in the Feb. 11 election, but neither was able to claim 51 percent of the vote.
    State law requires a candidate to receive 50 percent or more of the vote in a school board election to be declared the winner. With no candidate collecting the needed 50 percent, a runoff election was scheduled.
    Others who ran for the seat were Bruce Hammond and Andrea Richards.
    In the February race, Reuter clinched the most votes with 36.8 percent. Norton claimed 35.4 percent of the vote, Hammond with 21.7 percent and Richards received 6.2 percent, according to the official results from the state’s election board.
    The board reports 568 people voted in the election.
    Voters living in the Fox Public Schools district will also go to the polls Tuesday to determine the fate of a bond election.
    The district in the northern portion of Carter County has proposed a $2.05 million bond issue.
    The district reports the funds would be used to renovate the school gymnasium, rebuild the press box and install new lights at the football field.
    According to district documents, there has been little improvement work on the gym and football field since their creation. The improvements are needed for updating as well as ensuring participant and spectator safety.
    The bond would replace the existing bonds, which expire soon, and there would be no projected tax increase.
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