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Allen County elections, April 2, 2019

Voters to decide on school issues

ALLEN COUNTY, Kan. - April 2nd, 2019, is election day. Here are items on the ballot in Allen County, Kansas. After polls close and numbers start coming in, KOAM will have the latest results, just click here. 

You can find additional KOAM coverage on the Allen County Propositions here.

Iola USD 257 Proposition 1, Monroe site, new preK-5 with Community Gym, $25,500,000:

Shall Unified School District No. 257, Allen County, Kansas (Iola), issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $25,230,000, to pay a portion of the estimated $25,500,000 costs to:  (a) construct, equip and furnish a new Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 Elementary School to be constructed within the District; (b) acquire and improve a site for the proposed new Elementary School; (c) make all other necessary improvements appurtenant thereto; and (d) pay the costs of issuance and interest on the general obligation bonds of the District issued to finance the project during the construction thereof; all pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 10-101 et seq., K.S.A. 25-2018(f), K.S.A. 72-5457, and K.S.A. 72-5458 et seq.? The balance of the costs shall be paid from available funds of the District.

Iola USD 257 Proposition 2, New state of Art Science Building & Cafeteria with shared Storm Shelter, $7,000,000:

Shall Unified School District No. 257, Allen County, Kansas (Iola), issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $7,015,000, to pay the costs to:  (a) construct, equip and furnish a new S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Career Prep Center with new Kitchen, Cafeteria and Storm Shelter area to be constructed near and serve both the Iola Middle School and Iola High School; (b) acquire and improve certain parcels of property adjacent to this site for parking improvements; (c) make all other necessary improvements appurtenant thereto; and (d) pay the costs of issuance and interest on the general obligation bonds of the District issued to finance the project during the construction thereof; all pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 10-101 et seq., K.S.A. 25-2018(f), K.S.A. 72-5457, and K.S.A. 72-5458 et seq.?

Iola USD 257 Proposition 3, Middle School Mechanical Replacement, $2,840,000:

Shall Unified School District No. 257, Allen County, Kansas (Iola), issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,840,000, to pay the costs to:  (a) acquire and install upgrades and improvements to the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) system at the existing Iola Middle School; (b) make all other necessary improvements appurtenant thereto; and (c) pay the costs of issuance and interest on the general obligation bonds of the District issued to finance the project during the construction thereof; all pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 10-101 et seq., K.S.A. 25-2018(f), K.S.A. 72-5457, and K.S.A. 72-5458 et seq.?

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