New high school and additional classrooms on $110M bond referendum for Ames
Iowa– On April 3, residents of the Ames Community School District will be asked to vote on a bond referendum regarding whether $110 million in general obligation bonds should be issued to build a new high school and add additional classrooms at Edwards, Mitchell and Meeker elementary schools. If the bond referendum passes, the expansion project will add six new classrooms to each school to assist with overcrowding.
The additions will not only boost the overall capacity of Edwards, Meeker and Mitchell, but will also help ensure that young students can attend the elementary school closest to their homes. Of the $110 million in funds up for a vote, the elementary school project is expected to require about $5 million. The elementary schools were each constructed with built-in options for later additions, so the work should be able to be completed quickly.