Inwood, Iowa — Voters in the West Lyon School District will be going to the polls on November 7th to decide the fate of a bond issue for the biggest construction project in the school district’s history since the school was built. The bond issue is for $19.8 million.
In the big scheme of things, the West Lyon School District is not that old, with the combined K-12 school being built about 56 years ago, according to West Lyon Superintendent Shawn Kreman.
He says increased enrollment is a factor, as is the increased number of classes they need to offer. But he says those aren’t the only factors.
He says most of their space will continue to be traditional classrooms, but the proposal is for something new.
Kreman says the plans also call for a performing arts space.
He says with a school building located miles from any town, transportation is a big thing for them.
Kreman says the issue of property taxes shouldn’t be a big one for the district, as West Lyon is currently the lowest-taxed school district in northwest Iowa. We’ll hear more from Mr. Kreman in regard to the tax issue in the future on KIWA and at kiwaradio.com.