Shawnee Mission voters approved a 2021 bond proposal question.
Official results indicated strong support for the $264 million bond, which allows for district-wide facilities improvements and the hiring of additional secondary teachers.
The results show 69.41 % voting in favor of the bond and 30.59% voting against.
The $264 million bond will provide updates to buildings across the district, including the rebuilding of five elementary schools. Facilities will be improved for students in Pre-K through 12th grade in every feeder pattern.
The bond also will allow the district to shift some custodial/maintenance salaries into the capital fund. This will free up funds in the operating fund to hire additional secondary teachers and better support student learning.
The proposed bond was developed as part of a multi-year process. The election office issued 180,319 ballots to registered voters in the district. The election office reported voter turnout was 27.54%.
Shawnee Mission previously passed a $223 million bond in 2015 and a $184 million bond in 2004.