The Burlington School District is going back to the drawing board when it comes to reshaping school boundaries.
Superintendent Jane Evans says the district’s elementary enrollment is out of balance. She says, for example, North Hill has too many students while Blackhawk is running well below capacity.
The district estimates that 14% of its elementary school students do not attend their neighborhood school. In response, it identified a neighborhood where students could change schools to help balance out the enrollment figures.
Fort Madison’s proposed sports complex has received another piece of bad news from the state.
Supporters traveled to Mason City to make a second pitch to the Vision Iowa Board for funding. The task force promoting the sports complex is seeking up to $1-million to add to the $2.5-million dollars generated through public and private donations.
Unfortunately for the task force, the request for state funding was denied by an oversight committee for the Vision Iowa Board.