Maize USD 266 Bond Issue
Aug. 27, 2019
Growth, Safety, Opportunity
- Two questions
- Zero impact on local tax levy
- Big changes for students
Casting your ballot
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- Request an Advance Voting Application to vote by mail by Aug. 20
- Vote early in person at the Sedgwick County Courthouse, Aug. 12 through Aug. 26
- Vote early in person at a satellite location, Aug. 22 through 24
- Vote at your poll on Election Day, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27
Maize USD 266 is running out of room in its five elementary and two middle schools and needs more space. Student enrollment has jumped 9 percent (600 students) in just five years.
Maize Schools must address safety concerns, including an outdated building access system, a storm shelter for Complete High School Maize, updated security cameras, and the ability to better secure classroom doors.
A bond issue would provide new opportunities for students, including safer playgrounds; labs to teach science, art, and technology in elementary schools; a district indoor pool; and a new auditorium for fine arts.
The construction of two intermediate centers that would house fifth and sixth grades. Safety and security improvements to meet the district’s top priority: the safety of students and employees. This includes a storm shelter at Complete High School Maize, the district’s alternative high school. Upgrades to the aging 23-year-old Maize High School. Needed additions and renovations to Maize South High School.
Indoor pool and auditorium to meet the needs of a growing district. Safe outdoor playgrounds for elementary school students. New indoor STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) labs for elementary schools.
From Dr. Higgins, Superintendent of Schools
Our No. 1 priority is the safety of our students and employees. In this era of school safety, Maize USD 266 must seek to continually upgrade what we are providing right now in terms of school safety.
One of the biggest perks of this bond plan is that our community can provide these big changes for our students and schools with zero impact on the district's tax levy.
Bond Issue News
To meet the needs of its rapidly growing student enrollment, Maize USD 266 will move forward on a plan to seek approval from voters for a $108.2 million bond election.
The Maize School District is seeking state approval for a $108.2 million bond election that would take place in August.