Ballot Question

How will PCR-3's proposal appear on the ballot?

Shall Platte County R-III School District issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $73,000,000 for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, repairing, rebuilding, improving, extending, remodeling, renovating, furnishing and equipping new and existing school facilities, including: 

  • constructing and equipping a new middle school;
  • renovating and improving Pathfinder Elementary School and Barry School in order to convert both facilities into elementary schools that will serve Kindergarten through 5th grade students;
  • first phase of renovating and rebuilding Platte County High School; and
  • installing safety and security improvements and technology upgrades in District facilities?

If this question is approved, the District’s debt service tax levy is estimated to remain unchanged at the current debt service tax levy of $1.1383 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.


What else is on the ballot?

Metropolitan Community College Question

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has placed a tax levy issue on the ballot for April 6. MCC is seeking approval to annex our area into their "in-district" boundaries. Please note:

  • Platte County R-3 School District had nothing to do with placing this measure on the ballot.
  • Revenue generated by this tax levy goes to Metropolitan Community Colleges.
  • This is not tied to Platte County R-3 School District's No Tax Increase Bond Issue, also on the April 6 ballot.

MCC's ballot language does not mention a tax levy increase, but the passage of the measure will result in a new tax levy for those within our school district boundaries, along with reduced in-district tuition rates at MCC. The April 6, 2021 ballot measure reads:

“For the purpose of providing greater affordable access to quality higher education by providing in-district tuition rates for residents within the Platte County R-III School District, shall the Platte County R-III School District be attached to The Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri effective the 22nd day of April 2021?"

The Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri is also known as Metropolitan Community College (MCC).

Platte County School District takes no position on this ballot measure. As a District, we do not endorse the measure or oppose it.

Platte County R-3 Board of Education

Three candidates have filed for two positions on the Platte County R-3 School District’s Board of Education. Filing closed for Board of Election candidates on January 19.

Candidates (listed in filing order) are as follows:

  • Doug Doll (incumbent)
  • Amy MacCuish (incumbent)
  • Karen Bryant