Mark Taylor
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Ballots for the USD 231 bond issue were mailed to voters on Jan. 12.
The mail ballots are due back at the Johnson County Election Office by noon on Jan. 31.
The school district is proposing $72 million bond issue for new elementary and middle schools, a new multi-purpose activity center at the high school,  renovations to existing schools, technology upgrades and refinancing site acquisitions.
The ballot question reads:
“Shall Unified School District No. 231, Johnson County, Kansas (Gardner-Edgerton), issue school district general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding $72,790,000 to pay the cost to acquire sites and acquire, construct, equip, furnish, repair, remodel or make additions to buildings used for school district purposes including (a) constructing, equipping and furnishing a new elementary school, a new middle school and a new multipurpose activity center addition to the high school, (b) repairing, renovating, remodeling, making additions to and equipping and furnishing existing school district facilities, (c) making technology upgrades and improvements, (d) refinancing the acquisition of sites for school district purposes and (e) making all other necessary improvements to school district facilities and paying fees and expenses incidental thereto, all pursuant to K.S.A. 10-101 et seq., K.S.A. 25-431 et seq., K.S.A. 25-2018(f), K.S.A. 72-6761 and K.S.A. 75-2315 et seq.?”