Rasmussen support new high school, pool

The lone incumbent in next month's Ames School Board election says he supports the construction of a new high school, and thinks a new swimming pool to be part of the project. Tim Rasmussen says the district's facilities director says there may be a way to clear the hurdle of paying for pool operations. He says it's part of an ongoing conversation with the Ames Cyclone Aquatics Club, who wanted to raise money to pay for a larger pool than the district envisioned.  Rasmussen says he's asked the club to consider using that money, instead, to establish an endowment fund for the new pool's ongoing operation. Rassmussen is on the Sept. 12th ballot with newcomers Monic Benken, Jamet Colton, and Gina Perez.