Eudora Both opponents and advocates of the proposed $4 million bond issue to finance construction of a new high school in Eudora will meet with the public next week to present their views. Eudora patrons will go to the polls Nov. 6 to vote on the 20-year bond issue question.
Information Group for USD 491 comprises citizens who would like to see Eudora High School renovated for continued use as an educational building. The group says it understands the need for a new high school, but disagrees with the school board's recommendation for a $5.25 million facility, which would be built on 46 acres of district land about a half-mile south of Kansas Highway 10 on the west side of Douglas County Road 1061.
The group will hold an informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 at Nottingham Elementary School.
Another citizens group, PRIDE (Patrons Responsible in Developing Education), supports the proposed new high school and doesn't state a position on the existing building. Members will join selected school officials to meet individually with patrons and answer specific questions at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the junior/senior high school cafeteria. They also will provide tours of the portion of the school still in use.
The state fire marshal closed a portion of Eudora High School in July because of structural flaws revealed in a report by structural engineers. The building, completed in 1918, currently is braced with steel support systems and is off limits to the public.
An attempt by 183 Eudora patrons to force an election to save the building was thwarted earlier this month when the group's petition was deemed invalid by the county attorney.