- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

HOISINGTON, Kan. (AP) - Patrons of Hoisington school district have approved an $11.5 million bond issue to build a new elementary school and fund other improvements.

Unofficial returns from Tuesday’s vote show the issue passed by a vote of 874-278.

The new elementary school will replace a school built around 1926. The new school is scheduled to open in August 2017.

The Hutchinson News reports (https://bit.ly/1Lh6Abp ) Hoisington’s school population has grown 20 percent in eight years, after the city lost population when a tornado struck the city in 2001 and a railroad center moved.

The bond issue will also finance safety and security upgrades, including asbestos abatement.

The issue doesn’t require an increased mill levy, with state aid covering 25 percent.


Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, https://www.hutchnews.com

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