Ballots for a Basehor-Linwood school bond issue should start showing up in voters’ mailboxes as early as today.

Ballots for a Basehor-Linwood school bond issue should start showing up in voters’ mailboxes as early as today.

County Clerk Janet Klasinski said her office is mailing out about 9,300 ballots.

The mail-in ballots are due back to the Clerk’s Office by noon Sept. 6. Only mail-in ballots are being used for the bond election.

The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education is proposing a $57.1 million bond issue.

The bond is broken up into two questions on the ballot. The first question is for projects that total $51.6 million.

These projects include the proposed construction of two elementary schools and an early childhood education center. If approved, this portion of the bond issue also would pay for additional classrooms and a performing arts center at Basehor-Linwood Middle School as well as security improvements to the main entrance to Glenwood Ridge Elementary School and renovations to other facilities.

The second question is for projects totaling $5.5 million. The projects include the construction of a multipurpose building at Basehor-Linwood High School with classrooms, a wrestling room and locker rooms. This portion of the bond issue also would pay for tennis court facilities and improvements to existing athletic facilities including the renovation of the high school football field.

Basehor-Linwood Superintendent David Howard believes the bond issue can be implemented without increasing the district’s mill levy, which is used in determining property taxes.

Howard believes the district can pay for the bond issue without increasing the mill because of additional tax revenue resulting in increases in property valuation.

School officials are recommending registered voters in the Basehor-Linwood district contact the County Clerk’s Office if they have not received ballots by Wednesday.

The County Clerk’s Office can be reached at 913-684-0421.

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