Bond issue now in the hands of the voters PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:57

A voter casts his ballot in the special school bond election earlier today. USD No. 480 school district voters will decide whether to build new schools to address the overcrowding, or whether more portable buildings will be purchased without a bond. L&T photo/Earl Watt

 

By EARL WATT

• Leader & Times

After almost a year of planning, multiple public meetings and discussions about how to address the overcrowding issue in Liberal’s schools, election day has finally come.

Voters were streaming through the Seward County Activity Center this morning to cast their ballots on the school bond proposal that, if approved, would construct five new schools, repurpose the intermediate schools to become K-5 elementaries, and make improvements at Liberal High School as well as provide West as an annex to the high school.

The improvements totaled $127.8 million, but after state matching funds and sales tax support, property owners would only pay $30.6 million of the project’s principal.

 

For tonight’s results, go to leaderandtimes.com

 

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