• Maize USD 266 Bond Issue

  • Bond Issue News

  • Large-scale bond issue projects now have preliminary design plans

    During the January Maize Board of Education meeting, Dr. Chad Higgins, Superintendent of Schools, provided an update about the following bond projects in the works. He also showed these plans for the intermediate schools and aquatorium (pool and auditorium facility), results of input from teachers, staff members, administrators, and architects.

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  • Aug. 27, 2019
    Growth, Safety, Opportunity

Special election results coverage


  • The Vision

    • Two questions
    • OneMa1ze
    • Zero impact on local tax levy 
    • Big changes for students

Maize USD 266 bond election Aug. 27. Register by Aug. 6 to be able to cast your ballot.
  • Casting your ballot: Voting options

    • Request an Advance Voting Application to vote by mail by Aug. 20
    • Vote early in person at the Sedgwick County Election Office, Aug. 12 through Aug. 26. Voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Aug. 12 through Aug. 23 and 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 at the Sedgwick County Election Office, 510 N. Main, No. 101 in downtown Wichita. 
    • Vote early in person at a satellite location, Aug. 22 through 24. This option will be offered at Maize City Hall, 10100 W. Grady Ave. in Maize. Hours will be from noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24.
    • Vote at your poll on Election Day, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27. Find your polling place by searching online by clicking here.
  • The $108.2 million bond issue would address three key needs:

    Growth

    Maize USD 266 is running out of room in its five elementary and two middle schools and needs more space. Student enrollment has jumped 9 percent (600 students) in just five years.

    Safety

    Maize Schools must address safety concerns, including an outdated building access system, a storm shelter for Complete High School Maize, updated security cameras, and the ability to better secure classroom doors.

    Opportunity

    A bond issue would provide new opportunities for students, including safer playgrounds; labs to teach science, art, and technology in elementary schools; a district indoor pool; and a new auditorium for fine arts.


  • Additional information

    If you have additional questions not answered here, we welcome your e-mail at bond@usd266.com.


  • The Ballot

    Question 1

    The construction of two intermediate centers that would house fifth and sixth grades. Safety and security improvements to meet the district’s top priority: the safety of students and employees. This includes a storm shelter at Complete High School Maize, the district’s alternative high school. Upgrades to the aging 23-year-old Maize High School. Needed additions and renovations to Maize South High School.

    Question 2

    Indoor pool and auditorium to meet the needs of a growing district. Safe outdoor playgrounds for elementary school students. New indoor STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) labs for elementary schools.


  • Pass it on

    Download or print this informational brochure, which provides quick-hitting key facts demonstrating the need for the Maize USD 266 bond issue, including a look at the need to address growth, safety, and opportunity.

    Maize USD 266 informational bond brochure, page 1  Maize USD 266 informational bond brochure, page 2  

    Download or print this flyer, which provides additional information about Maize USD 266 Aug. 27 bond election, including a closer look at the vision.

    Maize USD 266 Bond Issue 2019 informational flyer Page 2 of the Maize USD 266 Aug. 27 bond issue informational flyer


  • Dr. Chad Higgins, Superintendent of Maize USD 266   From Dr. Higgins, Superintendent of Schools


  • Bond Issue News

Maize USD 266 students play outside on the last day of school in May 2019.