MPS to Seek Bond Approval from Voters

by Elizabeth Pitts-Hibbard
One of the planned projects if the bond is approved by voters will be to build an Outlaw Performing Arts Center that will accommodate the growth of the band, drama/speech department, and vocal music at Marlow High School. One of the planned projects if the bond is approved by voters will be to build an Outlaw Performing Arts Center that will accommodate the growth of the band, drama/speech department, and vocal music at Marlow High School.

Marlow residents will have the opportunity to vote on a bond issue series on February 8, 2022 in the amount of $34,150,000 that will fund multiple projects on the high school and middle school campuses, as well as athletic facilities.

The bond will affect the following programs:

• Speech/drama

• Band

• Vocal music

• Football

• Wrestling

• Family and Consumer Sciences

• Library

• Technology

• Art

• STEM

It will also fund a FEMA project that will build two safe room/tornado shelters, one at the high school and one at the middle school, that will each hold up to 800 students and community members. FEMA will provide 75% of the funds for the two shelters, and the bond will provide the required 25% that MPS is responsible for.

The tax increase will be 9.9% on the 20-year bond.

Additional information regarding the specific project plans will be published in an upcoming series in The Marlow Review.