The Waukee Board of Education will hold a special election this week for a referendum to build a new elementary school.
The possible elementary school would be located at the intersection of Dartmoor and Douglas Parkway in Waukee, becoming the district’s eighth elementary school. The city reports it needs the new school to combat overcrowding at several of the district’s schools.
The funds for the school would come from an $18.9-million general obligation bond. Some of that money would also go toward upgrading the current schools.
If the bond is approved, construction on the building would begin later this year and could be finished in time for the 2016 school year.
The special election will be held on Feb. 4 and the referendum needs a 60 percent majority to pass.