Now the hard part: Convincing voters Iola needs a new elementary

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September 13, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Savannah Flory listens to a presentation Tuesday evening.

For those who have devoted almost one year studying whether the local school district needs new schools, the answer has become clear. Of course.

What’s not so obvious, however, is how to convince district voters to approve a $25 million bond issue next spring to build a single, new elementary school, which, by the steering committee’s estimation, is the district’s greatest need.

Since November 2017, members of an education steering committee have studied in depth the needs of the district’s schools including its three elementary schools, middle school and high school.

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