WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Voters in two Wichita area school districts voted on bond issues on Tuesday.
In Newton, USD 373 passed an $8.4 million bond project to fix the issues at Lindley Hall and Santa Fe Center. In June 2021, high winds from a storm tore bricks off the front of Lindley Hall. The school district says they are eligible for additional state aid to help pay both principal and interest on a voted bond issue.
Voters in Winfield USD 465 voted no on two proposed issues for schools. The first question, worth $46 million, would have built a new K-5 replacement for Lowell and Country View on the district office site. Irving, Whittier and Winfield Middle School would have received additions to buildings, including classrooms. Lowell would have been repurposed into an education support facility.
The second question that failed, worth $8.7 million, would have funded a new sports complex at the high school and middle school and replaced four tennis courts.