IC district makes one last pitch for bond approval with open house

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Iowa City School District wanted to make one last pitch to undecided voters before next Tuesday's bond vote by letting the public explore facilities at Iowa City High, Iowa City West and Liberty High Wednesday evening.

There is a vote on a $190 million bond on September 12th.

Iowa City West High School has specific needs such as general interior and exterior upgrades, a new geothermal system for heating and cooling classrooms, as well as new windows. Principal Gregg Shoultz thinks this project is overdue.

"Students deserve to have a really good environment to learn, and we are a proud district and I think we do excellent work with our students. But there's room for improvement. There's just no reason for us to have 95 degree classrooms and having to cancel school in this day and age."

There is a group that is against the bond. The "Vote No September 12" committee has several issues with the proposed bond referendum. One being it involves too much money over too many years.

The Iowa Community School District is holding open houses at elementary schools on Thursday. Here is the list of when and where those are.

  • Mann Elementary School 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Borlaug Elementary School 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Penn Elementary School 6:30-8:00 p.m.