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October and Bond Issue Meetings

As we head into October, we will begin having public meetings on the bond issue.   All three meetings will be held in the high school auditorium and all will begin at 7:00 pm.  The dates for the public meetings are:

Tuesday, October 8

Monday, October 21

Each of these meetings will simply be informative meetings.   We want to make sure that everyone has the information on what is included in the proposed bond issue, what the cost will be and what impact it will have on taxes.   The architectural firm will be here, along with the contractors so that they can answer questions about costs and structures.  

The vote for the bond election will be held with the general election on Tuesday, November 5th.  There will simply be an item on your ballot where you will vote yes or no on the bond issue.  

Some items included in the bond issue are:  Storm shelter upgrades and additions, classroom upgrades, upgrades to allow for a pre-school in the elementary, classroom furniture, new gymnasium attached to the high school, an automotive technology building added to the maintenance facility, upgrades in heating and air conditioning, textbook and software purchases, musical equipment purchases, resurfacing of the running track, 2 new yellow school buses for routes, upgrades in technology and security, replace doors and re-key some areas, repair and replace some sidewalks to avoid trip hazards, replace some athletic equipment, window work and building sealing to prevent leaks, flooring upgrades and updates across the district, etc…

The bond issue items were put together over the past few years.   Many more items were on the list, but some were deleted.  

The old bonds were paid off early, so there are no taxes this year in bond and interest for the school district. 

Bond issues have brought communities together and have also torn communities apart.  I certainly don’t want to see our community harmed by a proposed bond election.   I simply want to share the information and then people can take that information and vote the way they feel they need to vote.   Each person is in a different situation and each person needs to make the decision based on where they are at in life.  We have seen enough political drama in our nation over the past few years and we certainly do not need to see those issues locally.

I hope many will show up to the meetings to get the information and I hope everyone exercises their right to vote.  

          

 As always - I truly appreciate the support that this community shows for our students and our school.  Conway Springs is a great place to raise children!
    

Respectfully, 

Clay Murphy - Superintendent of Schools



IMPORTANT SCHOOL CALENDAR DATES:


October 18 - End of first 9 weeks - 1:00 dismissal

October 24 - No school - Parent - Teacher conferences 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM

October 25 - No School




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 We are always looking for substitute teachers, substitute cooks and substitute bus drivers.  If interested in any of these positions - please call the district office at 620-456-2961.

Certified teaching positions and coaching positions are posted on the KSDE website at www.kansasteachingjobs.com.  

 
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