Steering committee talks school sites

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May 22, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Iolan Ryan Sparks speaks Tuesday at a steering committee meeting looking at improving USD 257 school buildings. Among the the other committee members are, from left, Lisa Dunne, Vickie Tholen and Chuck Apt.

The cost of land, and how it would affect a potential bond issue to build a new elementary school in Iola, must be factored before the issue is brought to local voters, Iolan Ryan Sparks said Tuesday.

Sparks’ comments came at the conclusion of a steering committee meeting, filled with about 30 USD 257 parents, business owners, students and educators.

The thrust of Tuesday’s meeting focused on potential sites — a dozen were discussed — and the scope of what voters might be asked to approve.

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