Voters approved a measure Tuesday allowing the North Kansas City School District to issue a $114 million, no-tax-increase bond sale.
The measure passed with more than 81 percent of the vote and was one of several multimillion-dollar bond issues overwhelmingly favored by voters, who also decided a host of other local questions during the Missouri primary election.
The North Kansas City bond sale is meant to pay for the construction of two new elementary schools, the reconfiguring of space for new sixth-grade centers, maintenance and repairs, and renovations to North Kansas City High School, a 90-year-old building.
The last bond issue in the district was in 2014. District officials said the new construction, expansions and upgrades will alleviate school crowding in the growing district.
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Voters in Buchanan County decided in favor of a $5 million sale of revenue bonds to fund system improvements in Public Water Supply District No. 1, which also serves parts of Platte County. More than 70 percent of Buchanan County voters backed the measure, and in Platte County only two votes were cast against it.
Also approved in the election was a $3.5 million general obligation bond issue for the South Metro Fire Protection District in Cass County, with more than 84 percent of the vote.
Across the metro area, voters also decided other questions, including whether to continue existing sales taxes on motor vehicles in Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Independence and other cities.
For full election results, visit kansascity.com.