USD 257 voters will head to the polls today for a special school bond election. At stake is whether Iola will build a new elementary school for $25.5 million. There are also two other options: to build a new science and technology building at the high school campus for $7 million and to replace heating, ventilation and cooling systems at Iola Middle School for $2.8 million. Those two options will only occur if the elementary school passes. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Bass North Community Building at 505 North Buckeye and the Gas Community Center. Ballots submitted by mail must be postmarked by today and received at the clerk’s office by Friday. We’ll have results both tonight and tomorrow morning on our Facebook and Twitter pages, also on iolaradio dot com and on the air.
The Kansas Senate voted Monday to confirm David Toland for state commerce secretary by a 23-14 vote. He survived an effort by several groups to derail his confirmation.