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Haysville School District Voters To Decide Bond Issue

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The Haysville school district is looking to make renovations and improvements to district facilities through a $59 million dollar bond issue.

As KMUW’s Deborah Shaar reports, the election is set for Tuesday.

Haysville Schools is looking to add two storm shelters and build a new natatorium complex at Campus High School, as well as other building upgrades throughout the district.

District Communications Director Liz Hames says the current four-lane pool at Campus High was built in 1961 and is leaking. A new swimming pool complex would include eight lanes. The old pool would be torn down and turned into a weight room.

Hames says if the bond issue passes, there will be no increase in the local property tax mill rate because they’ll receive a lot of state funding.

“The state will give us 65 percent, or 65 cents on the dollar, to help pay because we’re one of the lower funded tax assessment districts in the state,” she says.

Hames says other projects include creating “safe entrances” at schools where visitors have to check–in and come through the office.

The last time voters in the Haysville district approved a bond issue was in 2005.

Hames says it passed overwhelmingly and allowed the district to build a new middle school, a new elementary school and make major renovations to Campus High School.

Polls close at 7 pm.

For information on the bond issue, visit usd261.com.