In a year marked by unpredictability, the Iowa Falls School District is trying to predict the future. Will district enrollment increase? Will it decrease? Will students need lockers? Will they use books? What will education look like in 20 years? It’s an impossible task, but during a work session Wednesday afternoon, the school board found common ground and took the first step forward in a single direction.
Wednesday’s meeting was called to discuss the recommendations of a Facilities Study Committee that’s been meeting for months to discuss the district’s building needs. After 90 minutes of discussion on Wednesday, the board seemed to be in agreement: the district should build a new elementary school for kindergarten through fifth grades and it should be built on the Iowa Falls-Alden High School campus.