Olathe (Kan.) school bond package passes overwhelmingly

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Olathe (Kan.) School District will immediately begin planning to build a fifth high school and will enhance security measures at all its schools now that voters have approved a $244.8 million bond package.

Unofficial final results Tuesday from the mail-in election show the measure passed with just over 77 percent of voters saying yes. It was the 11th bond package in a row that voters have approved in a district that has been growing every year for 40 years.

“We feel very fortunate to partner with a community that is so supportive of its schools and plays such a significant role in preparing students for their future,” Olathe school board president Amy Martin said in a written statement.

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