The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1955 · Page 48
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 48

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
Page 48
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PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION i A / i A Itu 61ADI '4 1 4—1 T I— CTU oibt - ' I" 1 CTU OUtl. L, , 1 i't f_t_O_*«_ 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. EL 4THOMM s CkMtLOOU t ICOCJ1 BOCM .„.,•,, l-p" TUS(1 "^ i r-' I MWi-tl Irutim *i>wiM »"«]( SOLUTION AT LUCIA WALLACE Seven classroom 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 Alain. 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 Stata and Main for building and playground area. This would be large enough for addition to building when needed. V$c*nt lots on north of Lucia Wallace grounds to provide enough playground apace for the enlarged school. ON THE SCHOOL BOND PROPOSALS MONDAY, DEC. THE PROBLEM Elementary Enrollment Trend 1945-1960 Year Actual Estimate 1945 489 1950 049 1955 901 1957 1960 1000 (peak) (Further increase dependent upon population growth) Present Conditions 4|»ut twenfcy-five acres east of South Phillips for a future senior high school and athletic field. 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—Ynust be turned back for high school classes next year. Bryant heating plant, toilet rooms, gymnasium inadequate 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 town, needing school facilities, over 82 homes built in last 6 years in area east 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 portions of Bryant building for elementary grades, THE COST 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 could 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 $526.34 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 SU mills on this farm would increase the tax by $41.8,'} 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^ mills on this business property would increase the tax by $45.28. An average town residence in Algona on South Harlan Street paid in 1955 a tax (no exemptions) of $190.85. Additional levy of 3'/>j mills on this property would increase the tax by $10.28. TO THE VOTERS 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 tlv* Citizens Advisory Committee. We believe it is a fair and reasonable answer to to problem presented. We urge you to vote on this issue at the election mi December 5. 1955. / Algona Community School District Hoard of Education lYrry M. Collins. President Robert P.laek Paul Hum Eugene Hutchins Mrs. Veda .Murta'.rh VOTEY To Kee ur School Doors Open To All 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 by the Citizen's Advisory Committee Wes H. Bartlett, Chairman **:..

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