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School Bond Update on Agenda for Belton School Board Tonight

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Photo Credit: 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: Belton School District

Belton School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m.

In addition to routine agenda items, such as declaring surplus property and renewing employee benefits, board members will hear an update on school bond financing.

Earlier this spring, Belton voters approved $9.5 million in school bond sales to finance a building project designed to help ease overcrowding. Bonds are a form of public debt, similar to mortgages for home owners. According to the district’s informational flyer, the purpose of the bonds would be to fulfill the strategic plan adopted by the Board of Education in 1999. As part of that plan, board members promised to “[c]ontinue construction of the comprehensive high school on the current Freshman Center campus.”

Tonight’s meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at the Walnut Building; 110 W. Walnut; Belton, MO 64012.

The next meeting will take place Thursday, May 24.
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JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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