INMAN, Kan. (KSNW) — On Monday, Inman Schools revealed that the $5 million bond that would help improve its sports complex passed by a vote of 387 to 381.

On May 3, voters in Inman were presented with the following question:

“Shall Unified School District No. 448, McPherson County, Kansas (Inman), issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000, to pay the costs to: (a) construct, furnish and equip athletic improvements in the District, including facilities for football/track and field, baseball, softball, improve site drainage, improvements to address handicap access (Americans with Disabilities Act) and other code compliance challenges, and necessary demolition; and (b) make all other necessary improvements related thereto; all pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 10-101 et seq., K.S.A. 25-2018(f), and K.S.A. 72-5457?”

That night, the bond initially failed by two votes, but 16 votes were still being “investigated.”

The $5 million bond will include a 15-year financial plan, meaning that taxpayers would only see a slight increase every month:

  • The average homeowner would pay an additional $5 each month
  • Farmers would pay an additional $6 extra each month
  • Business owners would pay an additional $10 each month

For many voters, this is an important win. It has been 10 years since a track meet has been held in Inman due to the track’s condition:

School officials believe that these improvements are not only important for the school, but it’s important to bring people and money back to the community.

To find out more information about the bond, click here.