Haysville, Kansas to vote on new aquatic center as part of $59 million bond project

Haysville, Kansas could be looking at a brand-new swimming facility based on the results of a vote next week over a $59 million bond issue.

The bond project includes a new swimming & diving complex among many other improvements to the area’s school district buildings. The project potentially includes a new high school building, a new gym, a new transportation facility and improvements to other area buildings.

Of the $59 million laid out in the project, roughly $8.2 million would go towards the swimming facility, according to the Wichita Eagle

The Eagle writes that Haysville High School is currently served by a 50-plus-year-old, four-lane pool, with a lack of space forcing the girls high school team to split into two different groups to practice. The new pool would double that lane space, up to 8 lanes, and 25 yards long.

Haysville’s superintendant is quoted in the Eagle story saying that the bond issue won’t raise local property taxes at all. The Eagle writes that Haysville is among Kansas’s bottom 5 school districts in terms of wealth, and therefore get 5 percent of bond and interest costs paid for by the state.

“So we can vastly improve our facilities for zero (additional) property tax,” Haysville superintendant John Burke says in the story.

Local voters will vote on the bond issue next Tuesday, June 9th.

You can read more about the project as a whole on Kansas.com by following this link.

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It’s always great to see new facilities open, and new opportunities for children to grow up in swimming. This is great news in Central Section Region VIII. Moving farther south, let’s hope OCCC in OKC can find a way to stay open.


I’m from the dead center of region VIII. It just surprised me that it passed through the legislation that created Topeka’s Hummer facility and the Capital Federal Natatorium.

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