DEERFIELD, Kan. (KSNW) – Voters in Deerfield, USD 216, passed a portion of a school bond issue on improvements. The vote was held on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The county shared the official results with KSN News on Monday, Feb. 13. The vote changed slightly as eight provisional votes were decided on.

Official results:

Question 1: Building improvements $7.5 million

  • Yes – 84
  • No – 77

Question: Football and track improvements $2.6 million

  • Yes – 61
  • No – 106

“As a former graduate, alumni, now superintendent of the school, I’m just extremely grateful for the community support and getting the question through and passed. I think that shows that our community values education and supports the future of education in Deerfield,” said Superintendent Tyson Eslinger.

He says the school will now go back to the drawing board to find a solution for the track.

Question 1

The bond for the school improvements is worth $7,570,000.

Boiler breakdown (Courtesy: USD 216

Here is a breakdown of the improvements:

  • High school/middle school
    • Storm shelter addition
    • ADA bathrooms
    • ADA doors
    • New fire alarm system
    • Window replacements
    • HVAC replacements
    • Sewer line repairs
    • Renovation to the FACSroom
    • Exterior repairs
  • Elementary school
    • Secure entrance
    • ADA bathroom in nurse’s station
    • ADA doors
    • ADA upgrades to west playground
    • New fire alarm system
    • Kitchen remodel
    • Window replacements
    • New carpet
    • Sewer line repairs
    • Exterior repairs
  • Vocational building
    • New fire alarm system
    • New roof
  • Daycare building
    • New fire alarm system
    • New roof
    • Fascia and soffit replacement
  • Bus barn
    • Exterior repairs

Question 2

The second question voters will decide on is football and track improvements. That bond is $2,675,000.

  • Remove and replace old track
  • Replace and move the football field inside the track
  • New lighting

More information

For more information on the bond, click here or view the PDF below:

The district says it has been more than 32 years since a bond was passed.