Two JOCO school districts asking voters to approve bond election - KCTV5

Two JOCO school districts asking voters to approve bond elections

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STILWELL, KS (KCTV) -

Voters in the Blue Valley and Gardner-Edgeron School Districts are considering whether to improve bond elections for school improvements.

The Blue Valley School District is seeking a $270 million bond election.

Buildings would see safety improvements and computers would be upgraded. In addition, the district's heating and air-conditioning system would receive a $8 million upgrade.

The Gardner-Edgerton School District is seeking approval of a $73 million bond measure.

Neila Pannel, a Blue Valley parent, said she will support her district's bond measure.

"Education is important," Pannel said.

Tom Trigg, superintendent, said investing in facilities is important "so we don't get behind."

"What we're asking voters to vote on this bond election is money that would go for infrastructure improvements, go for technology, it would go for safety improvements that by law cannot go to operational costs," Trigg said.

But Andy Savage said he thinks the Blue Valley School District needs to see what the Kansas Legislature does about school funding before a bond measure is approved.

The election is being conducted by mail-in ballots. Ballots in both districts are due by Jan. 31.

For more information on the Blue Valley measure, click here.

For more information on the Gardner-Edgerton bond measure, click here.

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