School groundbreaking in the works

Iola school board members were told groundbreaking for the new Iola Elementary School may occur as early as April. Board members discussed the process to clean lead-contaminated soil from the school site.

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March 10, 2020 - 10:44 AM

This is an artist’s rendering of the front of the new Iola Elementary School, which will be built at the intersection of Kentucky and Monroe streets. Photo by SJCF Architects

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Iola Elementary School could come in April, as the project nears the end of the planning stage and gets ready to be let for bids, with demolition and the start of construction this summer.

Budget projects appear to be on track, with a little bit of a cushion for unexpected expenses or savings.

USD 257 board members heard an update from SJCF Architects, the Wichita firm leading the process to build a new elementary school and new science center at the Iola High School campus. 

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