by Daniel Moore
Press staff Writer
The American Falls School District Board of Trustees held a work session on Friday, Jan. 13, to discuss an upcoming bond for a new school.
The district will ask voters to replace the aging American Falls Intermediate School with a new school. The vote will be held on Tuesday, March 14.
The designs discussed by the board came in at about $9 million. This is $3.5 million less than when the district asked for a new school in 2016.
“This is as economical as we can get it with five classrooms per grade,” for three grades, Ron Bolinger, district superintendent, said.
Each of the plans included the possibility of expansion, much like the American Falls High School that was built in the early 2000s. The bond for the new high school will be paid off in 2018.
It would be about half of what taxpayers are now paying for the bond for the new high school, said Dan Wolfley, district clerk.
“It cuts the bond payment down substantially,” he said.
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