Today, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, is election day in Geary County and the community has many very important decisions to make. Voters will cast
The Geary County Schools Board of Education met for the regular November meeting on November 6, 2017, at 5:00 PM at the Devin Center
Following the resolution from the Board of Education earlier this year, an application for a bond election was approved by the State of Kansas.
The following was supplied by the Geary County Clerk through a press release: Rebecca Bossemeyer, Geary County Clerk, announces that in-person advance voting has begun
Throughout the JCHS Way Forward process, USD 475 has laid out three measures that must be passed in order to continue moving forward as
Geary County Schools USD 475 held a press conference on October 23, 2017, at the Devin Center for Educational Support and made two large announcements related to the proposed new high school bond. The Geary County community will have the opportunity to pass this bond on November 7, 2017. If passed, USD 475 will receive 47% of the total $105 million project cost from the State of Kansas.
JUNCTION CITY, KAN. – Geary County Schools USD 475, currently in the midst of an informational campaign regarding the highly talked about proposed new
The Junction City High School Way Forward project, which gained attention in late 2016 when a steering committee made up of community members was
During its Town Hall discussions held on October 7th, Geary County Schools USD 475 was asked to consider providing comparative operational cost information between the current and possible future high school. The District consideration and technical review of this request finds it impractical to make a comparison between the current facility and a notional future facility yet to be designed. Such comparison requires too many operational and structural assumptions pertaining to the proposed new school. Consequently, any such cost comparison would be highly unreliable.
The Board of Education is unanimous in its opinion that the school district needs a new high school to maintain excellence for students. This proposed new high school would address many infrastructure and academic challenges posed by the current building, all with no increase to the local mill levy. A successful bond referendum on November 7th will provide the State funds necessary under the authority of Senate Bill 323, again, preventing a need for a local mill levy increase.