SCHOOL BALLOT: Two Upgrades Considered | Public Spaces
The Indianola Community School Board agreed to pose two questions on the ballot June 25th.
The first item for consideration is a $23 million, upgrade to Whittier, Emerson and Irving elementary schools and the Indianola High School. Heating and cooling systems would be improved as well as a new single-point entry. It’s a security feature that’s become a higher priority since the Newton shooting.
The changes would be funded without a hike in property taxes. A previous bond that built the school is being paid off reports the Indianola Record Herald.
The second bond on the ballot is for a $6 million upgrade to the athletic facilities at the middle school that includes a new parking lot and stand.
At least 253 signatures are needed by May 10th for the election to get the approval for a June 25th ballot.