Topeka bond issue proposes closing 3 schools

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A proposed $142 million bond issue in the Topeka school district would include closing three elementary schools and moving students in another school to two other schools.

The Topeka School Board is considering a proposal to put the bond issue on the April ballot. The board will vote next month on whether to proceed with the plan.

The board heard details of the proposal Thursday night. The three elementary schools that would be closed are Bishop, Avondale West and Shaner. Students would move to a new elementary school. Students at Capital City would be sent to other schools.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the bond issue would include $40.7 million for security, $23.5 million in technology spending, $18 million for a new career center, and other programs and projects.

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