KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new middle school is just one of the projects planned after Blue Valley School District voters approved a $251.25 million tax-free bond issue.
The results of the mail-in ballots were released by the Johnson County Election Office on Tuesday.
The yes votes totaled 17,868, or almost 71% of the votes.
No vote was 7,410 or just over 29% of the vote, according to the Election Office.
A new middle school will be built in the southern area of the district and will serve the attendance area of Blue Valley Southwest High School, according to information the district shared with voters ahead of the election.
Additionally, the district said many of its schools are nearly 30 years old and in need of updating.
These will include pavement and exterior works, flooring and improvements to mechanical operations within school district buildings.
The district also plans to upgrade its safety systems and emergency communications, according to district literature.
There are 21 elementary schools (grades K-5), 9 middle schools (grades 6-8), and 5 high schools (grades 9-12), according to the district’s website.
More than 22,000 students attend schools in the district.