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Norwalk will ask voters to approve $11M sports facility

February 25, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — School officials in the Des Moines suburb of Norwalk say they will ask voters to approve $11 million for a new sports facility.

The Des Moines Register reports the Norwalk school district plans to put the proposal before voters in February 2020. Two years ago, voters approved a $32 million bond referendum to pay for a new elementary school and renovations to three other buildings.

The proposed Norwalk Physical Education and Competition Center would be adjacent to the high school, with completion expected in 2022. The 80,000-square-foot addition would include two gymnasiums, a wrestling room, walking track, classroom space and locker rooms.

A community group would raise about $3 million toward the project.

The plans reflect growth in the district, which has added more than 600 students in the last decade.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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