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Archive for Tuesday, June 9, 1992

EUDORA BOARD SENDS HIGH SCHOOL PROPOSAL TO VOTERS

June 9, 1992

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— A $6 million bond issue to finance a new high school will face Eudora school district voters in the November election, and a new grade school will open its doors in 1994, the Eudora school board decided Monday.

Board members passed a resolution to place a bond issue on the ballot for funding construction and furnishing a new high school. The school would be built on a 46-acre district-owned site about a half-mile south of Kansas Highway 10 on Douglas County Road 1061.

Dale Glenn, of the PKG Design Group, a Lawrence firm hired to design the high school, said architects scaled down the plan slightly to keep the estimated cost at or below $6 million.

The money to be spent on library and instructional materials dropped from $100,000 to $24,000, but he said the difference will be made up in interest from the bonds. Supt. Dan Bloom added that if the interest fails to generate enough money, the district could purchase materials with money held in the general fund for future property tax relief.

THE HIGH school will serve about 400 students, and it features plans for a gymnasium that will seat 1,800 and an auditorium that will seat 425.

The board also agreed to build a school for students in the fourth through sixth grades on a district-owned tract in the southwest corner of the city.

Money to construct the grade school will come from the district's capital outlay fund. The cost of the project won't exceed $2.2 million, the board agreed. The school will feature 14 classrooms, a multipurpose room, and a library-media room. It will be designed for future expansion.

Glenn told the board that bidding on the elementary school project would take place in November, with construction targeted for completion in 1994.

In another matter, the board unanimously approved a resolution to begin petitioning the state to transfer property from the Basehor-Linwood school district to the Eudora district.

RESIDENTS of Fall Leaf, which is across the Kansas River from Eudora, approached the Eudora School Board in April requesting support for a transfer to the district.

John Immel, attorney for the school district, said additional documents were to be ready today for filing with the state, including a certified plat and a certified legal description of the territory, a list of owners in the area to be transferred, boundaries of both school districts, and information on the assessed valuation of the Fall Leaf area.

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