Mulvane voters pass $13.4 million school bond

05/09/2012 5:00 AM

05/09/2012 10:43 AM

Mulvane voters passed a $13.4 million school bond Tuesday by more than a two to one margin.

About 25 percent of the 6,174 registered voters for the area turned out for the special election, which saw 1,025 voting yes and 486 voting no, according to the Sedgwick County Election Office.

Bond money will go to pay for school additions and improvements. They include:

• New classrooms, a reception area and administration space at Munson Primary School, a building for pre-K through second-grade students. The bond also will upgrade mechanical systems and improve energy efficiency.
• A new gymnasium and classrooms at Mulvane Grade School, which serves third- through fifth-grade students. Classrooms will serve as storm shelters, and the gym would be leased by the Mulvane Recreation Commission during non-school hours.
• An all-weather field and eight-lane track at Mulvane Middle School. The bond also will pay for parking and bleacher improvements and locker room facilities.
• An expansion and renovation work at the district’s transportation building.

Mulvane’s school district covers three counties — Sedgwick, Sumner and Cowley — and serves about 1,880 students.

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