Did you know that it has been almost 20 years since the district completed a major building project? How long must our K-5 students wait? If not now, when? Learn about this and other Bond Facts on the Foundation’s Bond FAQ page!
Where Does the Money Come From?
Did you know that the Foundation for the Future Committee is the sole funding source for the VOTE YES campaign and all related expenditures including yard signs, and print and radio advertising? Because the school district cannot use public funds to advocate for or against a measure that will appear on a ballot, the Foundation for the Future, through private donations, pays for any and all advertising that strictly advocates for a YES vote on the bond issue. The school district is allowed to use public funds to distribute materials that are of a strictly informational nature, like meeting times, financial information regarding the bond, current building and budget information, and potential future effects of a successful bond attempt.
The Solution is Not More Band-Aid Fixes
Did you know that, since 2008, the district has expended approximately $1.6 million on major upgrades and maintenance projects to its school buildings throughout the district? It’s time to put an end to band-aid repairs! Learn about this and other Bond Facts on the Foundation’s Bond FAQ page!
Did you know that the 20 acres of land proposed for the new elementary were donated to the district by Tom and Sheryl Giessel? That is money saved that can be put toward the cost of the new school! Learn about this and other Bond Facts on the Foundation’s Bond FAQ page!
One New Building to Replace 4 Older Ones
Did you know that the new elementary school will help take the place of 4 older buildings currently used by the district? This will greatly reduce the cost of maintenance, repairs, and utilities. Learn about this and other Bond Facts on the Foundation’s Bond FAQ page!
Student Busing Scheduled to Continue
Did you know that even with the addition of the new elementary school and the closing of the four older buildings, the district is still making plans to provide a comprehensive student busing schedule for our students? Learn about this and other Bond Facts on the Foundation’s Bond FAQ page!
Efficiency = Utility Savings
Did you know that, based upon conservative estimates, the district stands to save $14,000 annually on utilities alone if bond is passed and a new elementary school is built? Learn about this and other Bond Facts on the Foundation’s Bond FAQ page!
36% State Aid
Did you know that 36% of the total amount of the bond will be funded by aid from the State of Kansas? That’s almost $8 million over the life of the bond! Learn about this and other Bond Facts on the Foundation’s Bond FAQ page!
Final Community Meeting Before Election
Don't miss the third and final Community Information Meeting this Sunday, March 29th.
For those who have not yet had a chance to tour the schools, there will be tours offered at all elementary schools as well as at the high school. The schools will be open to the public on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Following the tours, the Community Information Meeting will be held at Hillside Elementary starting at 3:00 p.m. Parking at Hillside is limited so please take that into account as you make your plans.
Did you know the courthouse will be open for advanced voting on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm? Learn about this and other Bond Facts on the Foundation’s Bond FAQ page!