Tag: science building

In the next few months, Iola residents will see a lot of concrete poured at the sites of two new school buildings. Construction is well underway at the site of a new science and technology…

Construction work continues at the site of a new science and technology building, with cafeteria, at the Iola High School campus. Steel beams are now being installed.

Construction crews work through drizzling rain Tuesday to build the walls of a new science and technology center, and cafeteria on the Iola High School campus. The building is part of a taxpayer-approved $35 million…

Dirt work and soil remediation at the site of Iola’s new elementary school continues to move quickly.  School board officials expect to have a building pad ready by Labor Day. The work is being done…

Crews began tearing down Tuesday the old USD 257 operations building, in order to make way for an expanded science building at Iola High School. The building also housed the district’s superintendent’s office until the…

Preliminary designs of new school buildings for USD 257 were unveiled Monday night. The contrast between old and new is dramatic. A predominantly glass-enclosed cafeteria, for example, is not only an inviting environment for students…

Crews with Ray?s Metal Depot began demolition Monday of four houses in the 400 block of East Jackson Avenue near Iola High School. The first to be demolished was the former Cook house. The houses…

USD 257 was expected to finalize the purchases of four properties near Iola High School this week. The project’s general construction manager will set a date for demolition; board members last week reviewed proposals for…

A special election Tuesday will decide whether to build new facilities for USD 257 schools. Here?s a primer on some of the key issues:   What?s on the ballot? The big question is whether to…

A long-range master plan for USD 257 eventually could shift the Iola High School campus to the east side of Cottonwood Street, though that could be years away. The current school bond issue takes that…