Recap: JCHS Way Forward

Shall the following be adopted?

Shall Unified School District No. 475, Geary County, Kansas (Geary County Schools) issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $105,000,000, to pay the costs to construct, furnish and equip a new high school facility on a new site including related educational, infrastructure, and athletic improvements, land acquisition, and make all other necessary improvements appurtenant thereto.

Yes 1,825
No 1,455

Geary County voters took the polls on November 7, 2017, and 56% of them voted in favor of the bond issue that would lead to a new Junction City High School (according to numbers released late November 7, 2017). This vote was the third of three checks and balances that USD 475 promised the community before going forward with plans for the proposed new high school.

“This is really where it starts, all the checks and balances promised by Dr. Witt and the Board of Education have been completed and the process can now move forward.” -Mat Droge, Executive Director of Communications, Geary County Schools.

The next step in the process is for the Board of Education to acquire land and interview for a Construction Manager At Risk. Geary County Schools will also begin the nine-month design phase prior to starting construction on the new building at a new site.

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