IHS prioritized for wind farm money

The district's $50,000 in wind farm money could be used for an improved, more secure entrance at Iola High School.



February 9, 2021 - 10:25 AM

USD 257 board members, with help from students, learned how to use a new 3-D computer system that teaches lessons on things like anatomy. Here, board president Dan Willis examines a human heart. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

A wind farm windfall likely will get USD 257 started on a revamped entrance to Iola High School.

Board members discussed how best to use the $50,000 given to each of the three school districts in the county as well as the Regional Rural Technical Center. The Prairie Queen Wind Farm paid the county $250,000 as a “payment in lieu of taxes” (PILOT). Commissioners kept $50,000 for the county.

Commissioners didn’t want to dictate how districts spend the money. 

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