The board of directors of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously this morning to support the school bond issue proposal that the Lawrence school board will place on the November ballot.
Chamber President Gary Toebben said the board voted on the matter after discussing it with several school officials and the chairmen of the two committees that made the facilities recommendations to the board.
Toebben said the committees "did an outstanding job of looking at the needs of our students and considering all the options. It was clear to us that they have recommended to the board of education a no-frills package of improvements, every one of which is clearly needed."
The proposed $29.9 million bond issue would allow for the construction of two new elementary schools and a fourth junior high school. It also would allow for the renovation of Lawrence High School and Central Junior High School and the expansion of Wakarusa Valley School.