Archive for Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bond issue discussion on meeting agenda

July 28, 2005

Members of the Basehor-Linwood School Board and its administrative team will meet Thursday to discuss details regarding the upcoming bond issue. And school officials have clear goals in mind for the meeting.

On Nov. 1, school district voters will decide on a $22.9 million bond issue, which would pay for a new elementary school as well as expansions and renovations to each school in the district, except Basehor-Linwood High School.

Just how voters will cast their ballots -- either through a traditional ballot or a mail ballot -- hasn't been decided. That will be a discussion topic on Thursday, as officials meet for an annual leadership seminar on the Kansas University campus in Lawrence, Superintendent Jill Hackett said.

Don Swartz, director of business operations and facilities, said another goal for school officials is to make sure "that everybody involved completely understands all aspect of this bond issue."

During the seminar, school board members will also convene in executive session to discuss possible land acquisition for the new elementary school. School officials have considered building the proposed new school north of U.S. Highway 24-40, but no final decision has been made as of yet.

Hackett said board members could make a decision during Thursday's meeting -- or wait for additional information regarding building and enrollment trends before moving forward.

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