The Leavenworth Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for next week for another vote on a proposed school bond issue.

The Leavenworth Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for next week for another vote on a proposed school bond issue.

Attempts to put a $36.7 million bond issue before voters were unsuccessful Wednesday during a school board meeting.

Two motions calling for a school bond election each failed with a 3-3 vote. One board member, John Goodman, was absent Wednesday.

Board President Mike Carney hopes all seven board members will be present for a special meeting that is scheduled for Monday evening.

The agenda labels the meeting as a board work session. But Carney is anticipating a short meeting.

“It's just going to be a vote,” he said.

During Wednesday's meeting, Carney expressed disappointment that the full board was not present for what he said was an important issue.

A message left with Goodman was not immediately returned Thursday.

The proposed bond issue would close Lawson Elementary School as an elementary school, and the building would be converted into an early education center for all of the district's prekindergarten and kindergarten classes.

The bond issue also would pay for an addition to Richard Warren Middle School, and the district's fifth-grade classes would be moved to that campus.

The bond issue also would pay for renovations at other school buildings.

The bond issue is intended to address overcrowding issues at Warren and Henry Leavenworth Elementary School.

The special school board meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the school district's administrative office, 200 N. Fourth St. The meeting is open to the public.

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