AVIATION PROGRAM: School Board To Vote On New Facility

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Next week the Des Moines school board will vote to spend $2.5 million to relocate the district’s aviation program.

The plan is to build a brand new facility on the McCombs Middle School campus. The money for the project will come from the cash reserves of the statewide penny funds.

The district is moving because its lease at the Des Moines International Airport is expiring.

The lease was set to expire in June, but the Airport Authority Board extended it until August of 2015 to give the district more time.