After Four Hour Meeting, Two Building Options for IC Schools

By Forrest Saunders, Reporter

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City Community School District's steering committee hammered out the options for the future of district buildings, in a four hour meeting Wednesday night.

They approved two scenarios that look to retire one to three elementary schools.

One scenario would retire Hoover elementary and the TREC building, while rebuilding Hills elementary. The second option would retire Hoover, Lincoln and Hills elementary.

Both of these options include renovating Longfellow and Mann Elementary, plus building three new elementary schools and a new high school.

The school board will get a chance to start reviewing the options next month. They have the final say and hope to have a decision by the end of the month.

District officials said the scenarios will help fight the problem of growing enrollment.

"With 320 some students coming in next year, we really have to have places for those kids so we really so feel the need to move and get things going faster," said School Board President Marla Swesay.
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