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East Mills voters approve $22-million bond issue


September 15th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Malvern) — Voters in the East Mills School District, Tuesday, approved a bond issue referendum. Unofficial results from the Mills County Auditor’s Office show the $22 million bond issue passing with 63.68% of the vote, 675 yes to 385 no for Proposition L, and 62.42% of the vote, 666 yes to 401 no for Proposition M. Proceeds from the bond issue will allow an expansion and renovation of the Malvern junior-senior high school into a pre-K-12 facility, which will include an early childhood development center, preschool rooms, daycare, and the remodeling of the junior-senior high, school.

Additional parking and renovation of the district’s athletic facilities, including an all-weather track are also in the plans. The superintendent says the projects would be carried out in phases.
Plans also call for converting the existing Hastings elementary building into a Regional Center for Career Technical Education in cooperation with Iowa Western Community College and the state’s iJAG program.