A wind farm windfall likely will get USD 257 started on a revamped entrance to Iola High School.
Board members discussed how best to use the $50,000 given to each of the three school districts in the county as well as the Regional Rural Technical Center. The Prairie Queen Wind Farm paid the county $250,000 as a “payment in lieu of taxes” (PILOT). Commissioners kept $50,000 for the county.
Commissioners didn’t want to dictate how districts spend the money.