Lawrence Board Begins School Bond Issue Talks

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Lawrence school officials are considering asking voters to approve a new bond issue next year to make upgrades at the city's elementary schools.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Tuesday that the board agreed to begin developing the plan. It could include adding space to remove portable classrooms and upgrade kitchens at the schools. Improving traffic patterns at the schools is another possible target of the bond issue.

The board decided in April not to consolidate any of the elementary schools in eastern or central Lawrence.

The district is nearing the end of a $54 million bond issue passed in 2005 to upgrade secondary schools in Lawrence.

School officials say the goal would be to have a proposal that wouldn't cost residents more in taxes.


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