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Bond would touch every school in Eudora

November 1, 2007

Topping the priority for Eudora USD 491's bond issue is a $26.9 million first- through fifth-grade elementary school and $2.6 million sixth-grade attendance center and other improvements for Eudora Middle School. Other projects include:
¢ $6.4 million worth of improvements to Eudora High School including new classroom space and a 750-person auditorium
¢ A $3.45 million technical education facility
¢ A $2.9 million stadium
¢ $378,000 worth of improvements to Eudora West Elementary School to turn it into a preschool and kindergarten center
The total estimated construction costs for all buildings within the bond came to $42,756,426.
The district incorporated current debt payments into the bond including a four-year $647,737 computer leasing agreement with Apple Inc.
By doing so, the district will be able to take advantage of state aid, which will cover 38 percent of the bond payments, Kobza said.
In addition to construction projects and debt consolidation, the budget incorporated $95,837 for contingency purposes to bring the package up to $45 million.

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