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USD 418 Facilities Bond Election Falls Short


By USD 418 Board of Education


McPherson, Kan. — The USD 418 Board of Education expressed disappointment at the initial results of Tuesday’s facilities bond election. As of early Wednesday morning, the bond question fell short with a tally of 1843 yes votes to 2149 no votes. However, these are not final counts, ballots remain to be tallied as of Wednesday afternoon.

The bond project was intended to fund various infrastructure projects throughout the district. The $88 million project would have included a new academic wing for grades 9-12, renovations to the Performing Arts wing, Career Technical Education classrooms, and other existing academic and athletic facilities, as well as improved security and mechanical systems in the elementary and middle schools.

“Community members, staff, students, and families poured a great deal of time and effort into this process. While we are disappointed with what the initial results are indicating, we are grateful to everyone who contributed to this process along the way” said Dr. Shiloh Vincent, USD 418 Superintendent. “As we consider next steps moving forward, we will continue to work together as a community to find solutions to the most critical needs.”

The McPherson County Clerk’s Office will be releasing official results as soon as they are finalized.