A six-room addition to Peosta Elementary School will move forward after the Western Dubuque School Board approved a resolution supporting the project at its Oct. 14 board meeting.
The board approved issuance of approximately $2 million in school infrastructure sales, service and use tax revenue bonds that will fund the project.
The board also ordered publication of notice of hearing and advertisement for bids for the project, and hope to approve a project bid at their next board meeting Monday, Nov. 11.
The project will add six classrooms to the south side of the school, including three fifth grade classrooms. The project will complete the district’s move to put all fifth grades back into buildings in their respective communities.
Costs estimates now push the price of the project to slightly over $2 million.
At the meeting, Bob Hingtgen, director of maintenance and transportation for the district, said there was a chance construction could begin yet this fall.
“We are hoping to expedite things and start in November if the weather holds. We could get some work done and get it enclosed where the crews could work through the winter, hopefully allowing us to open for the next fall.”
The board also approved:
• An agreement for a Special Education Instructional Program with College Community.
• A Teacher Education Field Experience agreement with Clarke University for 2019-2020.
• A 28E agreement between the City of Peosta and WDCCSD for shared use of a parking facility.
• The appointment of board member Mark Tilson as the 2019 delegate for the IASB Delegate Assembly.