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Bond Issues Fail in Ulysses and Hugoton

KSCB News - August 30, 2023 8:09 am

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Unofficial results show a a couple of western Kansas school districts falling short of passing bond issues. Voters, on Tuesday, in the Hugoton and Ulysses a districts said “no” to additional spending intended for school improvements and upgrades, preliminary results show.

In Hugoton, a $36 million bond issue for safety improvements and classroom renovations fell short by preliminary count of 893 “no” votes to 244 votes in favor of the bond issue.

In Ulysses, voters said “no” to a near-$45 million bond issue for improvements that included a reconfiguration of grades across three buildings and that addressed ADA and safety concerns and mechanical system upgrades. The unofficial count shows the bond question failing 929-241 and a 1% sales tax question to fund the bond issue failing 637 to 290.


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