Monday, March 25, 2013
Wichita School board members are considering several options for the 2008 bond issue projects, including $13.8 million in renovations at Southeast High School.
The other options include relocating Southeast to a new location at 127th Street East and Pawnee and re-purposing the existing building.
"Bond funds are available to put up the walls, but to be able to have the staff there and the most important part, is provide the education, that's where there's the difficulty," said Superintendent John Allison.
On March 11, the Board of Education Committee of the Whole discussed the 15 projects remaining on the "Pause and Study" process, which was initiated in January 2011.
Tonight, the superintendent recommended the following:
-5 projects recommended to be discontinued at Chisholm Life, Greiffenstein/Wells, Levy, Metro-Meridian, and Payne.
-3 projects recommended for further study at Little, Sowers and Tech Ed High School program
-3 recommended to proceed as planned at Coleman, Hamilton, Woodland
-4 projects that have several option for consideration at Caldwell, Robinson, Southeast, and new southeast quadrant high school
No formal action or decisions have been made regarding these projects.
The $370 million bond issue was approved by Wichita voters
in November 2008.
To find the latest on the 2008 bond issue progress, click here.