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District moves forward on bond plan, vision for growth, safety, innovation, and opportunity

To meet the needs of its rapidly growing student enrollment, Maize USD 266 will move forward on a plan to seek approval from the state and voters on a $108.2 million bond election.

Maize Board of Education members this evening approved a proposed plan from a facilities committee of parents, students, employees, board members, and architects who have been studying possible options for the past several months.

The bond election, if approved by the state, will include two questions:

  • Question One: 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.
  • Question Two: 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, and math) labs for elementary schools.

The plan would have zero effect on the bond and interest mill levy rate and would provide necessary relief for the district’s five elementary schools, currently at 91 percent capacity, and two middle schools, currently at 90 percent capacity.

Board members approved a resolution for an in-person election on Aug. 27.

The district thanks its volunteer facilities committee members who have devoted time, energy, and passion to the project throughout the year.

The district is committed to continuing to provide information and answer questions regarding this bond plan. Please watch www.usd266.com for additional information.

May 6, 2019 Facilities Committee Presentation to Maize Board of Education