Trustees of the Sedgwick County Unified School District 260 have called an election on April 3 for bonds to finance system-wide upgrades.

The district’s capital improvement program includes a new middle school for $32.5 million, $11 million of renovations to the existing middle school, $6.6 million of upgrades to four elementary schools, $3.4 million for an expanded central kitchen, and $6.3 million for roof repairs.

The district serves 6,800 students from Derby, south Wichita and McConnell Air Force Base.

It has no rated debt and has not had a bond election since 1999.

School officials said many of the district’s facilities are more than 50 years old, and too small for current needs.

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