Clear Creek Amana acquires land for new elementary school for $1

Coralville sells land worth $12,000 to faculty district with agreement that metropolis has obtain to it outside faculty several hours

Clear Creek Amana acquires land for new elementary school for $1

Apparent Creek-Amana Higher Faculty is found in February 2019 in Tiffin. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

TIFFIN — The Distinct Creek Amana college board took the subsequent move towards construction of a new elementary university past thirty day period when the district purchased land from the metropolis of Coralville for $1.

The faculty board authorised the order May perhaps 4 of 30 acres of land west of Coral Ridge Avenue and east of the intersection of Interstate 380 and Freeway 6 in Coralville for the fourth elementary school in the district.

A bond accredited by people in March will spend for the project. Voters in the Clear Creek Amana Community School District authorised a $65 million bond with additional than 75 per cent approval to fund construction of a new elementary faculty. A 60 p.c supermajority vote was needed to move the bond.

The bond supports the district’s long-phrase aims to support community schools, decrease transportation fees, retain smaller class measurements, and provide complete vocational and job technology instruction possibilities for all college students.

The new school — prepared to be constructed by 2024 — will be made to accommodate enrollment progress coming from the eastern facet of the school district and redistribute overcrowding from other elementary structures.

The land is worthy of $12,000, in accordance to the Johnson County Assessor’s Business office.

The school board also accepted two agreements with Coralville for site improvement and shared facilities use.

The city will have obtain to the faculty, which will involve a gym, a commons place and cafeteria, a playground, sporting activities discipline and outdoor recreational services, when it is not in use by the district.

More areas to fulfill the city’s needs for just before- and after-school programming consist of a devoted classroom, storage house, place of work area and kitchenette.

Coralville will entire off-internet site general public advancements needed to deliver accessibility and utility connections to the new college. Assignments include things like extending Oakdale Boulevard by June 30, 2024, extending Jones Boulevard by Jan. 30, 2023, and setting up what will be recognised as Faculty Avenue by no afterwards than Nov. 30, 2023, according to the agreement.

The metropolis also will be liable for building a regional stormwater detention basin, storm and sanitary sewer traces and other utility connections.

The college district will have access to the development site by Sept. 1.

With Tiffin, North Liberty and Coralville recognized as a few of the swiftest-rising metropolitan areas in Iowa, the college district estimates escalating enrollment of 150 to 200 learners for each calendar year, and the 10-calendar year enrollment outlook estimates 300 to 350 college students for each grade level.

Tiffin Elementary and North Bend Elementary will be in excess of capacity by the 2023-24 school calendar year. Projected elementary scholar enrollment also will be above ability for all elementary structures by the 2026-27 school yr.

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