Lee's Summit R-7 School District

April 2, 2002 Bond and Levy Issues

76% for bond (passed – required 4/7ths)    62% for levy (passed – required simple majority)

Bond: 9,593 YES votes and 3,084 NO votes    Levy: 7,841 YES votes and    4,816 NO votes

Bond issue: $67 million (no-tax-increase) Levy: 25-cent operational levy

Bond Issue:


  • Lee’s Summit West High School ($46.5 million) — opened fall of 2004.
  • Renovation of four elementaries-Greenwood, Lee’s Summit, Pleasant Lea and Westview ($7 million).
  • Summit Ridge Academy (secondary alternative school) ($2.25 million).
  • Renovation of Lee’s Summit High School ($7 million).
  • Upgrade of instructional technology ($2 million).
  • Relocation of and construction of Facilities Services ($1.75 million).
  • Additional school buses ($500,000).

Levy Issue:


  • Funding to hire additional staff to meet growth needs.
  • Funding to  provide salary increases for R-7 staff.
  • Enhancement of instructional technology.
  • Funding for a 7th- and 8th-grade middle-level education program.
  • Funding for a gifted program for primary (K-3) students.