A second run at an Iowa Falls school bond will wait until at least next spring, school board members decided this week.
A $28.5 million bond that would have paid to build a new elementary school and to renovate portions of the high school was defeated by voters in a March 2 referendum, receiving about 57 percent voter approval when it needed 60 percent. The new building – constructed at the high school – would have replaced the Pineview and Rock Run elementary buildings, which are 86 and 83 years old, respectively. Part of the district’s message to voters in the lead-up to the referendum was that the two school’s aging heating systems were at the brink of failure. And, it turns out, they were.