Voters in Douglas County Unified School District 497, Kansas, will decide in April on a $92.5 million general obligation bond issue to upgrade the district’s 14 elementary schools and two high schools.
The bonds being sought at the April 2 election will not require a tax increase. It is the maximum the district can issue without exceeding the statutory limit on local school debt. Plans dedicate $71 million of the proceeds to improvements and expansions at the elementary schools, with most of the effort going to six older facilities. Modernization of the high schools is set at $4.5 million, with $5.7 million earmarked for technology acquisition.