February 8, 2016

Property taxes too high; Vote no on bond issue

Theresa Hall Gardner This may be too little too late, but I have some thoughts on the school bond issue that I would like to share with you. First of all I would like to say that I have supported every bond issue for the last 18 years. However, I cannot support this one for Continue Reading

Bond issue advocates miss report deadline

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A committee advocating for passage of the USD 231 bond issue may be in violation of campaign finance laws. Brett Limer, an individual advocating against the bond issue, said no committee opposing the issue was ever formed. He is self-financing a web site, campaign signs and advertising. According to Kansas statute, political Continue Reading

Bond issue ballots mailed Jan. 12

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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 Continue Reading

Spring Hill school bond issue passes

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com Voters in the Spring Hill School District approved a mail ballot bond issue by a vote of 1,717 to 1,375 on June 7. The $39 million bond issue will pay for maintenance, school additions, new schools and technology upgrades. The election results are unofficial until certified later in the week by Johnson Continue Reading

USD 230 finalizes school bond information

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com The Spring Hill School Board is shifting its bond issue campaign into high gear. During a March 28 special meeting, the board reviewed the scope of the proposed bond issue projects as well as informational materials to be distributed to district patrons through the mail and at community events. “We’re proceeding on Continue Reading

School district to consider 2012 bond issue

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com If school officials are successful in purchasing land at Waverly Pointe, they won’t have the means to build more practice fields and a parking lot near the high school until they pass a bond issue. According to Gardner Edgerton School District Superintendent, the district can afford to purchase the land right now, Continue Reading

USD 230 debates bond proposal

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com In consideration of a possible upcoming bond issue, on Monday evening the Spring Hill School Board listened to information provided by representatives of the DLR Group, Piper Jaffrey and local citizens. Andy Anderson, of the DLR Group, apprised the board on recommendations from the USD 230 Long-range Planning Committee.  The committee, made Continue Reading