Archive for Wednesday, January 29, 2003

School District to consider new bond issue proposal

January 29, 2003

The Basehor-Linwood School Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 30 to begin assessing what went wrong with its failed bond issue proposal.

And part of that assessment could include placing another bond issue proposal before voters during the general election in April, school officials said.

"It could be," School Board president Kerry Mueller said. "It's one of things we're going to discuss (Thursday night)."

Last Tuesday, voters rejected the bond issue proposal, 997 or 59 percent, to 695 or 41 percent. Approximately 700 less votes were cast than when the last bond issue passed in 1997.

The $30 million proposal would have funded the construction of a new middle school located on County Road 2, and renovations at Basehor, Glenwood Ridge and Linwood elementary schools.

Mueller said there has been some public support for the bond being brought back in time for the April election.

"People in both communities have encouraged us to bring it back to the voters," she said.

The Thursday night meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

To place the bond issue proposal on the January ballot, school officials must pass a resolution by Feb. 5.

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