New school up against deadline

The new Iola Elementary School is entering its final weeks of construction. It's still scheduled to be unveiled at an open house on Aug. 16, with the first day of classes on Aug. 17. But teachers and staff won't have much time to move in.



July 12, 2022 - 2:35 PM

Major construction is completed at the Iola Elementary School, with crews now focused mostly on details such as flooring and painting. The school is on track to open on Aug. 17, assuming it passes a final inspection by the Kansas Fire Marshal’s office. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

School starts in about a month.

That fact alone might raise the anxiety level of most students, parents and teachers. For those in USD 257, it’s even more daunting.

There’s just a handful of weeks to finish construction of the new Iola Elementary School, get approval from the fire marshal and move in before an open house on Aug. 16. School starts Aug. 17.

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