- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

MOORE, Okla. (AP) - The Moore school district is supporting a $209 million bond issue that would put storm shelters in nearly two-dozen schools that don’t have them.

The Oklahoman newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/1hbgoen ) the proposed five-year bond also would be used for technology and transportation upgrades and for additional classrooms, gymnasiums, media centers and instructional materials.

Fifty-six Oklahoma schools were damaged or destroyed by tornadoes in 2013. Hardest hit were two schools in the Moore district, including Plaza Towers Elementary, where seven children died. The building had no shelter.

Before the tornado that demolished Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary School, only two schools in the Moore district had shelters.

Voters will consider the measure Oct. 13. If approved, construction would begin in March.

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