Archive for Wednesday, October 23, 2002

District patrons to vote

October 23, 2002

When voters in the Basehor-Linwood school district head to the polls early next year, they'll decide whether to construct a new junior high school on Leavenworth County Road 2.

The Basehor-Linwood school board recently entered into an agreement to purchase 79 acres on the west side of County Road 2 across the street from Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.

"It's an exciting new location for the new middle school," said Cal Cormack, Basehor-Linwood School District superintendent. "The board of education seriously considered a number of sites before choosing this one."

The school district has an option to purchase the land from Alma residents Bryce and Eugene Hunt. The price of the land was not disclosed, and the sale is contingent on the success of the bond issue.

On Jan. 21, voters in the Basehor-Linwood district will decide whether to approve a $29.9 million bond issue to finance a new middle school and renovation to Basehor, Linwood and Glenwood Ridge elementary schools. School district officials said the bond issue is necessary because of the area's growth.

"The kids are coming," board member Pat Jeannin said. "We have to have a place for them."

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