Bond request for building conversion is defeated in Iowa district

June 29, 2011
Washington Community district wanted funds to convert high school building to middle school

From The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Washington (Iowa) Community School District have decided that Washington High School will not be getting a facelift. About 51 percent of voters – short of the 60 percent needed for passage – said yes to a proposed $9.5 million bond to pay for building renovations of the aging high school and the construction of a new auditorium.

Earlier: The Washington (Iowa) Community School District is asking voters on June 28 to approve a $9.5 million dollar bond request. The money would be used to convert the 1918 high school building into a middle school for grades 6 to 8. It also would pay for upgrading utilities to a geothermal system, replacing windows, doors and lights, and technological improvements in classrooms.

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