February 12, 2016

School bond issue passes

 USD 231 voters approved a $72 million bond issue on Tuesday. More than 5,000 voters returned ballots in the mail-in election. The Johnson County Election Office sent 12,883 ballots to all of the registered voters in the school district. With 5,219 ballots counted, approximately 53 percent, or 2,795 people, cast votes to approve the bond Continue Reading

Web designer hopes to provide context for school bond issue

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Brett Limer hopes voters will have all the facts when they fill out their ballots for a $73 million Gardner Edgerton School bond issue. The mail-in election ends on Jan. 31. Limer attended a few district presentations on the bond issue. “Some of the things they’re saying – they’re not necessarily lying, Continue Reading

USD 231 unveils plans for new school buildings

Editor’s Note: The attached master plan for new schools is an updated version of the one seen here previously. Masterplans Option 2B Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com School officials asked Gardner City Council members to commit to partially fund infrastructure for a new elementary school and a new middle school Wednesday night. Bill Miller, USD 231 Director Continue Reading

Divided board moves forward with school bond issue

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com By a five-to-two margin, the Spring Hill Board of Education voted Tuesday evening on a resolution to move forward with a $39 million bond issue for the district. USD 230 officials cite the shortage of classroom space along with the need to address deferred maintenance and technology issues as the driving force Continue Reading