End in sight for old science building

As crews continue to build a new elementary school, the district is looking at other related construction matters. It will be a busy summer, as crews tear down the old science building to create a new, large parking lot. The district also needs to move from three elementary buildings into one.



March 29, 2022 - 3:19 PM

Randy Coonrod, construction manager for the USD 257 school bond projects, gives board members an update. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Construction of a new elementary school may be getting most of the attention these days, but there’s still plenty of work to be done on other aspects related to the 2019 school bond issue.

They include:

• USD 257 board officials approved spending $844,030 to tear down the old science building and cafeteria at the Iola High School, and construct a parking lot at the site.

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