Election Date For HLP Pushed Back; New Superintendent To Be Hired

Lake Park, Iowa — The Harris-Lake Park school district still hopes to put a bond issue for a construction project before the voters this fall. But there have been a couple of big changes.

HLP Superintendent Les Douma explains.

But, Douma says there IS one more change — a change in superintendent.

Douma tells us he is not at liberty to give us any names of people being considered, but they hope to narrow the field by next week at this time.

He tells us that the individual will be a “half-time” superintendent.

Douma says the election will be on a proposal to build a new elementary school onto their current 6-12 building. The proposed solution would create a PK-12, all-in-one-location setting, says Douma, estimated to cost $17.1 million. He tells us they will have public information meetings as the November 7th election draws nearer.