Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Turner School District approves bond election for Oct. 22

KANSAS CITY, KAN. --- At its July 9th board of education meeting, the Turner School District in Kansas City, Kan., unanimously approved a resolution to hold a bond election on October 22, 2013.

The $19.5 million proposed bond election includes: 
  • New Oak Grove Elementary School on the existing site. 
  • Safety and security upgrades to all schools. 
  • Upgrades to media centers and computer pods to support digital learning. 
  • Heating and Cooling improvements to the Administrative Service Center. 
“I am excited about the Board’s unanimous support to move forward with the October 22 bond election,” said Superintendent Dr. Michelle Sedler. “This bond is significant for the future of our kids and our community as a whole.” 

The $19.5 million proposed bond election will result in no tax increase for patrons in the USD 202 community. The district has opted for a mail-in ballot. To be counted in the election, all ballots must be returned prior to noon on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

If patrons approve the bond election, improvements will begin immediately. Many of the safety and security improvements will be completed for the 2014-15 school year.

Remaining upgrades and new construction will be completed for the 2015-16 school year.