Wichita School Bond Issue Passes

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The $370 million bond issue passed by a narrow margin of 1,917 votes.

The money will go to build new schools to help with overcrowding. The funds will also be used to upgrade outdated athletic and fine arts facilities.

The owner of a $100,000 home will spend about $42 more per year in taxes to pay for the bond.

Wichita school board president Lynn Rogers said the win is a great victory for Wichita kids.

Bob Weeks with the "Vote No" campaign said he hopes the school district stays true to their word, and they truly will use the money to benefit student achievement. He also said regardless of this outcome, he is proud of the strides his campaign made.

Construction could begin as early as next spring.

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