Archive for Thursday, April 21, 2005

School district to unveil survey results next week

April 21, 2005

Next week, the Basehor-Linwood School District will unveil results from a survey sent to all district patrons gauging whether they would support a possible $23.3 million bond issue.

During its work session Monday, April 25, the Basehor-Linwood School Board will review and analyze results from the survey and discuss the possibility of proposing a bond issue within the next school year.

As it stands now, the bond issue favored by the District Advisory Council -- a group of school district patrons that advises administrators on educational issues -- would pay for:

  • New construction, minor remodeling and work to the parking lot and sidewalks at Basehor Elementary School.
  • New construction, minor remodeling, a Kindergarten playground and work to the parking lot and sidewalks at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.
  • A new kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary school at an as-yet-undetermined location.
  • New construction, minor remodeling and work to the parking lots, sidewalks and track and athletic fields at Basehor-Linwood Middle School.
  • Adding 10 more classrooms at Linwood Elementary School.

District officials said the new bond issue would accommodate 1,725 more students. The 2002-03 bond issue, priced at $29.9 million, and which failed at the polls, would have accommodated 1,303 new students. School district officials stress that the difference between the two proposals is that the plan currently under consideration offers room for 422 more students at approximately $7 million less than the 2002-03 proposal.

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