Wichita School Board Will Discuss 2008 Bond Issue Projects

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Wichita School board members will discuss the 2008 bond issue projects but no official action will be taken at tonight's meeting.

The Board of Education Committee of the Whole will discuss the 15 projects remaining on the "Pause and Study" process, which was initiated in January 2011.

One of the projects include Southeast High School, located at Lincoln and Edgemoor. The 2008 bond issue showed $12.8 million budgeted for expansion and renovation to that building.

Also in the 2008 bond issue, a new 800-student high school was proposed in southeast Wichita. On Jan. 11, 2010, USD 259 purchased 125 acres on the southwest corner of 127th St. E. and Pawnee.

The estimated cost for the new high school was budgeted at $37.75 million, which included a stadium and track that would seat 5,000 people. The land remaining would be available for building an elementary school in the future.

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.

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