Voters approve $143 million bond issue to improve Hays schools

Hays High School in Hays, Kansas
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Published: May. 10, 2022 at 9:08 PM CDT
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HAYS, Kan. (KWCH) - Voters in Ellis County approved a $143 million bond issue for Hays USD 483 on Tuesday.

New numbers from the county election office show the bond issue passed by about 500 votes.

Voters also approved a half-cent sales tax to pay for the bond. This means the district can move forward with planned improvements including a new high school.

While other bond issues have failed due to concerns from taxpayers, district leaders say replacing aging buildings has been a growing need.

The bond issue approved Tuesday means a person who owns a $200,000 home will pay an extra $20 per month in taxes.

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