Lee's Summit R-7 School District

April 6, 2004 Bond and Levy Issues

74% for bond (passed – required 4/7ths)    55.8% for levy (passed – required simple majority)

Bond: 10,662 YES votes and 3,756 NO votes    Levy: 8,012 YES votes and 6,358 NO Votes

Bond issue: $25 million (no-tax-increase) Levy:  59-cent operational levy
Bond Issue:


  • Construction of Longview Farm Elementary School — opened fall of 2005
  • Additions at Pleasant Lea and Summit Lakes Middle Schools.
  • Construction of new Great Beginnings Early Childhood Center — opened summer 2005
  • Addition at Meadow Lane Elementary School.
  • Technology enhancements and improvements.
  • Numerous capital projects at schools throughout the district.
  • Energy conservation improvements to increase efficiency, save costs.
  • School bus purchases to meet growth needs, replace older vehicles


  • Maintain school district’s quality educational programs in the face of dramatic reductions in state funds.
  • Meet ongoing growth needs.
  • Reduce class sizes that do not meet state standards.
  • Reduce the number of elementary combination classrooms.
  • Provide conservative salary increases for R-7 staff.