HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Advance voting is underway for patrons in two area school districts with major bond proposals on the ballot.
Mailed out ballots went out last week for patrons in Hesston USD 460 for a $33.8 million bond proposal. If approved by voters, the money would be used to fund a major expansion at the current high school and move the middle school students to that location. It also calls for a new gymnasium, a new auditorium, major renovations to the current fine arts area and improved infrastructure.
Advance voting is underway at the Harvey County Clerk's office in Newton during regular business hours with the general vote on the bond issue set for Aug. 30.
In Pretty Prairie USD 311 mailed out ballots are going out to patrons in that school district as they prepare to vote on a $10.4 million bond proposal. Advance voting in person gets underway Monday, Aug. 22 at the Reno County Clerk’s office at the annex.
The funds would go to make major renovations to the Middle School gymnasium making it the major sporting venue. It also includes expanded locker rooms, a concession area and more space. The funds would also make major repairs and provide maintenance to all of the district's facilities.
The general vote on the bond issue is Tuesday, Sept. 6.