The city of Basehor may donate land to the Basehor-Linwood school district for a new early childhood learning center.

The city of Basehor may donate land to the Basehor-Linwood school district for a new early childhood learning center.

Members of the Basehor-Linwood Board of Education already have approved a proposed agreement between the city and school district.

Members of the Basehor City Council likely will vote on the agreement when they meet Wednesday, according to City Administrator Leslee Rivarola.

Rivarola said council members already have reviewed the agreement and she anticipates it will be approved.

About five acres of land are being donated from property the city owns in the area of 158th Street and Parallel Road. City officials have discussed eventually developing the area into what they call a city campus.

The land being donated to the school district is located west of the Basehor Community Library.

The location will be the site of an early childhood learning center that was proposed as part of a $51.6 million bond issue. The bond issue was approved by voters last year.

Superintendent David Howard said the center will house preschool classes as well as the district’s Parents As Teachers program. He said school officials also are planning to use the center for a child care program for children of district employees.

While the city is essentially donating the land, Howard said the school district is being charged $1 for the property.

Rivarola hopes the city can partner with the school district to provide another location at the site for a new elementary school.

District officials plan to build an additional elementary school in Basehor as part of the bond issue that was approved in 2018.

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