School vote set for spring

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December 11, 2018 - 10:33 AM

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USD 257 school board members gave their stamp of approval for a new elementary school at the intersection of Monroe and Kentucky streets in Iola at their meeting Monday night. The vote was 6-1. 

The bond issue will now go before voters in the spring.

The decision included a change to previous plans, with members approving a regulation-size gymnasium that will allow the district to host league competitions. The larger gym includes an 84-foot basketball court with an additional 10 feet on the perimeter. Additional cost for the gym is $1.5 million, pushing the bond issue for a new elementary to $25.5 million.

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