AMES, Iowa -- The Ames Community Schools Administration moved into a building this week on a new $10 million campus, which is where Ames baseball, softball, and cross country fields will also be located.
This project was done with penny sales tax funds. The district is also about to complete a $55 million project by building and remodeling several elementary school buildings. That project will be wrapped up in time for school to start in the fall.
That project will be wrapped up in time for school to start in the fall.
The new building replaces the former headquarters at a former elementary school on Stanton Avenue south of Campustown.
“The nice thing about this space is it’s ADA accessible and also on a CyRide route," said Kathy Hanson, who is the District’s Director of Community and Media Relations. "It’s has a very welcoming space for our new families to meet the district registrar.”
A big change residents will notice is the school board meetings will be easier to find. The board meetings currently are held at Ames High School down a long hallway. The board may start meeting in the new room in June.
The board may start meeting in the new room in June.
"What we’re really excited about is the dedicated board room,” said Hanson. “We encourage people to come to our meetings and now we have a dedicated space that is accessible to the public.”
While the administration building is open, the athletic fields will not see competition until 2017 after the grass fields have been installed and watered.