Group recomends new Ames High building

Plans to build a new Ames High School are moving forward. A community feedback group told the school board heard Monday night it recommends putting up a new building. The group says 85 percent of it's members supported a new high school, and is confident a bond issue would get more than the 60 percent needed under state law for passage. That bond issue could be put before the public as soon as April. Before the referendum, the school board would have to vote to proceed with a second phase of the high school project, which involves contracting architectural and construction firms. Nearly 200 people attended four open forums at the current high school which included a tour of the building.