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Linn-Mar CSD focusing on present by renovating historic elementary schools

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Stating that they'll be postponing a new bond referendum until at least September 2018, the Linn-Mar Community School District announced on Tuesday that they'll be taking "immediate action" to bring renovations to Bowman Woods, Indian Creek, and Wilkins Elementary Schools in the next year.

This comes after an $80 million bond referendum failed to garner the 60% of votes needed to pass in September's school elections. The district says they'll continue to find ways to deal with the ever-growing number of students area schools are seeing enroll. The bond will be discussed again next September at the earliest - and possibly not even until December 2018.

"We're hoping that the renovations can help provide a better learning environment for our students," Indian Creek Elementary principal Marilee McConnell said on Tuesday. "We have 570 students in this building - and it was not designed for that many children - so it's getting used deeply every day."

Linn-Mar CSD hopes to have specific details on what renovations will be coming to the elementary schools sometime in December.

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