Lawrence Voters Approve $92.5 Million Bond Issue

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Lawrence voters overwhelmingly approved a $92.5 million bond issue for the city's schools.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports unofficial early results showed the measure passing Tuesday with 72 percent of the vote.

About $80 million of the money will be used for upgrades and renovations to the district's 14 elementary schools and two high schools. The district will use another $6.5 million for technology upgrades and $5.7 million for expanding career and technical education programs.

The bonds will be phased in over three years and are not expected to increase taxes.

Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World,

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