Voters in the Colo-Nesco School District will have a chance to vote on improvements to the Colo and Zearing facilities in September.


With the necessary signatures and the approval of the Colo-Nesco board of education on Monday, proposed changes include adding a ‘gymatorium’ at the Colo site, making the Zearing site handicap-accessible, and several aesthetic and safety improvements at both locations. Engagement with a bond counsel, Ahlers & Cooney of Des Moines, was also approved. The Journal will have more on this story as it develops this summer.


In other news, the board also approved the purchase of a 71-passenger bus at a cost of $57,750 from Hoglund. This bus will run on propane, as opposed to the current diesel fuel. Transportation Director Jason Sampson told the board that the propane will provide a cost savings on fuel, as well as on regular maintenance such as oil changes.


School handbook changes were also approved Monday, along with approval of A&E as the school’s milk provider and Diamond as the district’s fuel provider.


The next board meeting will be held in Colo on July 17.