School supplies: More parking on ‘wish list’ for new school

Financial savings will allow the USD 257 board to add several items to the new Iola Elementary School, including more parking and a multipurpose room for the gymnasium.

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March 26, 2021 - 2:26 PM

Recent rains put a damper on construction work at the site of a new Iola Elementary School at Kentucky and Monroe streets. School board members decided Thursday what they can afford to add to the building as it is being built. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Financial savings made wishes come true for the new Iola Elementary School.

USD 257 school board members and administrators finalized their “wish list” of construction items for the new school, after learning of the savings they’ll get with the third and final part of the voter-approved school bond project.

The list includes things like additional parking, a multipurpose room and equipment in the gymnasium, a walking trail extension, and additional classroom storage.

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