Voters to Decide on Bond For Chapman Schools

By: AP
By: AP

CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) _ Nearly a year after a tornado roared through the northeast Kansas town of Chapman, voters will decide whether to approve a bond issue to pay to rebuild its three public schools.

Students go to modular classrooms that were installed last summer to keep the school year on track after the June 11 twister that killed one woman and destroyed or damaged the school buildings.

On April 7, residents of Chapman Unified School District 473 will vote on an $8.2 million bond issue that would construct a new elementary school and education center and repair and rebuild the middle and high schools.

Bond supporters say that without the schools, residents would need to get out-of-town jobs, local businesses would see fewer sales, and the population would fade.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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