School bond issue wins handily in Grain Valley

In a special election Tuesday, voters in the fast-growing Grain Valley School District approved a $4.6 million bond issue for an addition to the district’s high school.

The issue won support from 80 percent of voters, well above the required two-thirds majority. The tally was 793 in favor and 193 opposed.

The money will pay for a one-story addition to the high school, including five new science labs and three collaborative learning classrooms, plus restrooms, storage and a stoplight at the building’s entrance. Any extra money would be spent on a greenhouse or improvements to the stadium.

Officials in the eastern Jackson County district have said that passage of the bond issue is not expected to require a tax increase.