COVID slows progress at elementary school

Work at the new Iola Elementary School continues but COVID cases can quarantine crews of workers and delay aspects of the project.

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January 12, 2022 - 9:29 AM

Construction crews work on masonry and other aspects of the new Iola Elementary School at Kentucky and Monroe streets. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Progress on the new Iola Elementary School will depend on COVID-19.

School board president Dan Willis gave board members a construction update on Monday night.

About 100 workers are on site at the elementary school building at any one time, but work can easily be derailed by a COVID case.

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