After a resounding victory on the Salina School Bond issue, USD 305 Superintendent Bill Hall stopped into the KSAL Morning News with a look at what’s next.
Tuesday, Salina voters used a mail-in ballot to greenlight a 110.7 million bond issue to address needs at district facilities and and bring all-day kindergarten to Salina.
Hall tells KSAL News that the process will begin on the financial side relatively soon, “I have already had conversations with our bond consultant and we are going to probably be issuing bonds in the next forty-five to sixty days,” he said.
“We’re going to be in the process of putting together design teams that will be looking at all aspects of these projects.”
Hall noted he wanted a cross section of staff, board members and community members to take part in the planning. “We’re hopeful that by the first part of next year maybe – spring or so, we might actually start seeing some construction taking place.”
Superintendent Hall also pointed at the 2016-2017 school year as the first year USD 305 could implement all-day kindergarten.
The nearly $111 million bond issue will address district needs including safety and security, all-day kindergarten, career and technical education and improvements at both high schools, plus storm shelters at all the schools.
The final numbers from Tuesday’s count according to Saline County Clerk Don Merriman on the Salina School Bond issue:
Merriman said there are still 53 provisional ballots left to count. Merriman says that there were 300 envelopes not signed, so those votes were not counted.