At this week’s Iola USD 257 Board of Education meeting, members discussed a possible change in voting districts. The Iola Register reports that a change in voting districts could encourage more people to run for school board seats or simplify the election process. The board is considering options that could eliminate or redraw the boundaries of districts within USD 257. If there are no voting districts, board members would be elected on an at-large basis. Other area districts have recently made similar moves.
Drinking water could become an expensive proposition in Humboldt. According to The Register, the city recently got news from a consultant that an upgrade to Humboldt’s water system could cost as much as 13 million dollars. That’s if all of the recommended upgrades were performed at once. The distribution system is pegged at about 9 million. The city’s water purification plant upgrades are estimated at 2.8 million.