USD 501 Is One Step Closer To Securing Bond

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The USD 501 School District is one step forward to securing the safety and educational enhancement of its students.

County Commissioners unanimously approved the second phase of a long range facilities plan that started in 2012 with the merging of pre-k through eighth grade.

The Topeka School District is asking for a $144 million bond, 44 percent of which would would be paid for by the state, at no tax increase for Topeka residents.

Money would cover safety and security measures at USD 501 schools.

From installing keyless entries for staff to panic buttons at the twenty schools.