The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1955 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
Page 14
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CONSTRUCTIOf SOLUTION AT BRYANT , . , New unit on the west side of the present building with connecting corridor to present building to include: One kindergarten and two first-grade rooms. Full-Time Use for All Bryant Pupils: Combination gymnasium-auditorium and multi-purpose room for physical education, music,; programs, public meetings, area for.stormy weather'use. Toilet rooms for use of all pupils. Heating plant, located in new unit, large enough for both old building and new unit. A future unit could be added by'a wing extending across the area now occupied by the south section of the old building. • , ' . SOLUTION AT LUCIA WALLACE Seven cla.sKroom addition to the present building. This would be an "L" wing on the north, making classrooms for grades kindergarten to six inclusive. Present building has kindergarten to fourth grade inclusive, few rural children SOLUTION AT EAST SIDE Unit with five classrooms, toilets, offices, heating plant, at a location near junction of East State and Mam. Use one of the rooms temporarily for music and physical education activities. This building could care for pupils on the east side, kindergarten to sixth grades inclusive. For future growth the building could be extended to include a gymnasium-auditorium and additional classrooms. PROPOSED NEW SITES About ten acres near junction of East State and Main for building and playground area. This would be large enough for addition to building when needed. Vacant lots on north of Lucia Wallace grounds to provide enough playground space for the enlarged school. AJwut tweniy-five acres east of South Phillips for a future senior high school and athletic field. • fell •ffK¥ ON THE SCHOOL 00Ni> THE PROBLEM: Elementary Enrollment Trend 1945-19150 Year 1945 1950 1955 19571960 Actual Estimate 489 649 901 1000, (peak) (Further increase dependent upon population growth) Present Conditions -.•-« Halls, basements, office, storerooms are now being used for temporary classrooms and are not satisfactory for efficient work. * " A classroom at the high school for elementary use—only for this year—must be turned back for high school classes jnext year. Bryant healing plant, toilet. rooms, gymnasium madef- quate and unsafe because of fire hazards. Not enough : space at Bryant for activities such as physical education, music, noon hour activities, etc. Growing residential area on east side of tovvin, needing , - school facilities, over 82 homes built in last 6 years : in area earft of Chicago & North Western Railway. THE SOLUTION Build new unit at Bryant, an addition to Lucia Wallace, and a new building on East Side. Buy sites for present elementary and future high school needs. ' Continue to use Third Ward building.for primary grades and t. portions of Bryant building for elementary grades. THE COST 1 This plan which includes building costs, architect fees, sites and equipment will cost $544,000. The tax rate for retiring the debt over a twenty-year period coiild be about 3.5 mills ($3.50 per'thousand) on present district assessed valuation. The following figures, furnished by the county assessor, illustrate increased cost:, A good improved quarter section in Union township will show the effect upon taxes of such a bond issue. Tax paid in 1955 on this farm was $526.3,4 or $3.39 per acre before agricultural land credits. The land tax credit deducted in 1956 on this farm, for taxes paid in 1955, will be about $115. Additional levy of 3'/> mills on this . farm would increase the tax by $41.83 or 26c per acre. An average business property in Algona (on a single- front building and merchandise inventory) paid in 1955 a tax of $872.20. Additional levy of 31/4 mills on this business property would increase the tax by $45.28. An average town residence in Algona oh South Harlan Street paid in 1955 a tax (no exemptions) of $190.85. Additional levy of „ 3Vfe mills on this property would increase the tax by f 10.28. * • TO THE VOTERS • '- . •. i . '. •• • . OF ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT: ;. '/ :"'' . ' . '' . - - ' • ';•..• "': , We submit this plan for meeting our immediate educational needs. We have adopted these proposals only after careful study,) consultation with,' and approval by the Citizens Advisory Committee. We believe it is a fair and ,. , reasonable answer to te problem presented. We urge you'to vote on this is'sue at the election on December 5, 1955. „'.'., . ' ' • • • - • • * • , / Algona Community School District Board of Education I N ' •' Perry M. Collins, President ~, Robert Black Paul Hurn • Eugene Hutching ,' , . Mrs. Veda Murtagh To Keep pur School Doors * • Open To Ail IN MODERN BUILDINGS, NOT MAKESHIFT •» . RENTED QUARTERS. THE BEST BUILDINGS WERE OPENED TO YOU LET'S NOT HAVE TO SAY TO SOME CHILDREN THERE IS NO ROOM FOR THEM IN THE BEST- THEY MUST GO TO UNSUITABLE RENTED BUILDINGS VOTE YES This Advertisement Sponsored b v the Citizen's. Advisory Committee, , Wea H. Bartlett, Chairman

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