$73M bond approved for Platte County schools 

The bond’s passing is set to fund several initiatives in the Platte County School District. Of the projects the district plans to complete with funding are a new middle school, a rebuild of Platte County High School, improvements to two elementary schools and security and technology upgrades.

A Platte County bond initiative pushing to approve $73 million in funding for the Platte County School District passed Tuesday.

Around 62 percent of voters approved the bond, a measure which proposed a no-tax-increase bond to generate about $73 million for the district to accomplish four goals.

Of the four goals are to build a new middle school in the southern part of the district, tailor the existing two schools in the southern part of the district to better serve elementary students, begin phase one of rebuilding the district’s only high school in Platte City and make district-wide security upgrades.

With the vote of approval, the district will regain the capacity for future loans by paying back the bond and having an expanding tax base.