District to delay demolition for a year

The current science building will remain standing for about a year after its replacement opens. The new elementary school won't be open until the fall of 2022, so the district needs a place to prepare elementary school meals.

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April 14, 2021 - 10:19 AM

The current Iola High School science building, at left, which includes a kitchen where elementary school meals are made, will remain standing until the new elementary school is completed. The building is being replaced by a new facility, shown at right, and will eventually be torn down. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Once a new science and technology building is completed, it will be another year or so before the old one comes down.

USD 257 board members decided to hold off on demolition of the science building until after the new elementary school opens.

The reason: food. 

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