Soon, the question of whether the Iowa Falls School District should raise taxes to fund construction of a new school will be up to the voters to decide. On Monday, the district’s board voted to accept a petition that will put the issue on the ballot for a special election on March 2.

Board members called the move - the first Iowa Falls School bond vote since 1997 - "exciting."

Iowa Falls School Board

Iowa Falls School Board Vice President Chris Stauffer speaks during discussion on Jan. 11, 2021 about a petition to put a special bond issue on the March 2 ballot. 

Iowa Falls Elementary Architectural Rendering

A preliminary architectural rendering of a proposed Iowa Falls elementary school shows how the building would look from ground level, standing between two parking lots. The existing Iowa Falls-Alden High School is not pictured, but it is to the right of the image above. The building on the left is the proposed new elementary school.

Iowa Falls Elementary Site Plan

A site plan of the proposed new Iowa Falls elementary school, shows the new building to the southwest of the existing Iowa Falls-Alden High School.

Iowa Falls Elementary Architectural Rendering

An architectural rendering of a proposed new Iowa Falls elementary school shows how the building would be situated adjacent to the existing Iowa Falls-Alden High School. The image is looking northwest, with the high school in red on the right side of the image.

Iowa Falls School Board

Iowa Falls School Board members Dawn Parker and Jack Kobe review a resolution during a Jan. 11, 2021 meeting. The resolution, which was ultimately approved by the board, will put a $28.5 million bond issue on the ballot for a March 2 special election.

Iowa Falls Elementary Architectural Rendering

A preliminary architectural rendering of a proposed Iowa Falls elementary school shows how the building would look connected to the current Iowa Falls-Alden High School. The high school can be seen at the right in the above image (the red brick). 

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