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Buhler USD 313 to Survey Patrons Regarding School Facilities Needs


BUHLER, Kan. – USD 313 Buhler intends to survey district patrons regarding their opinions on school facility needs. As the board of education evaluates facility needs that could be met with our bond and interest fund, the board plans to hear patrons’ priorities for projects that would benefit students.

The district has recently refinanced the existing school bond to obtain a lower interest rate, qualified for increased state aid for bond and interest, and experienced increased property valuations. These combined factors create funds with the existing mill levy that could be used to pay off an additional bond of approximately $10 million. The survey contains a variety of projects that could be pursued with those funds. Patrons can provide their own ideas for projects that have not been specifically mentioned in the survey.

The survey is open now and will be available until June 23. Most district patrons will receive a postcard containing a QR code to take the survey online.

A paper-pencil copy of the survey can be obtained at the district office for those who do not have access to the internet or are not comfortable with completing a survey online. Paper-pencil surveys will also be available at two community meetings.

Four community meetings are planned to visit with patrons and provide time for questions and answers about facility issues:

June 13, 12:00 p.m. at Buhler High School Library

June 13, 7:00 p.m. at Plum Creek Elementary Library

June 20, 12:00 p.m. at Plum Creek Elementary Library

June 20, 7:00 p.m. at Buhler High School Library

The results of the survey will be shared with the board of education and patrons in July.

Surveys should be completed by June 23. Please complete the survey only once. The survey can be accessed at