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

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

Sunflower Elementary receives highest national academic award

On Sept. 15, United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Sunflower Elementary School as a recipient of the highest academic award presented by the department of education – the National Blue Ribbon Award. Sunflower Elementary is the first school in USD 231 history to receive this prestigious honor. “The National Blue Ribbon Award is Continue Reading