The Shawnee Board of Education has approved a motion to hold a special bond election on May 14.

The bond election was presented by Jordan Smith who explained the bond would be comprised of obligation funds and the total amount is $12,570,000.

If the bond issue passes, the funds will be used for several different projects benefiting the Shawnee Public School district including updates to transportation, roofing, heating and air conditioning and other such enhancements. These upgrades would be to various schools in the district.

Superintendent Dr. April Grace also discussed at the meeting about using the funds for new band uniforms and new AV equipment at the Shawnee High School Performing Art and Athletic Center.

There will be two ballot questions during the special election. The first will be for $11 million for the enhancements to the schools and the second will be for $1.2 million to be used for transportation.

Bond issues need a 60 percent super majority vote for passage.

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