District seeks answers on school site

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February 13, 2019 - 10:57 AM

A steering committee advocating construction of a new elementary school in Iola has identified this land north and east of the intersection of Kentucky and Monroe streets as an ideal site. The land must be tested and cleared before work could begin.

Think of soil remediation at the proposed elementary site as a five-pronged approach, says USD 257 Board of Education president Dan Willis.

The process involves SJCF Architects, a firm working for the school district; the Kansas Department of Health and Environment; the Environmental Protection Agency; their soil remediation contractor in Iola, Veterans Worldwide; and the soil testing company Terracon Environmental Services.

?They?re all in communication and they?re all trying to bulldoze the roadblocks of bureaucracy,? Willis explained.

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