Earlier this spring, the Iowa Falls School District began planning to create a District Facilities Committee. The group of volunteers would be tasked with reviewing a facilities study that was completed and presented to the board by Denovo and KCL Engineering in February. According to the report, fixing and replacing everything in the Iowa Falls schools that needs to be fixed and replaced could cost upwards of $25 million.
As with most things, the novel coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered those plans. District Superintendent Tony Neumann announced on Friday that despite the school shutdown, which last week was extended through April 30, the district “still needs to move forward with some decisions involving our facilities.”