Ames schools look for more classroom space

Voters in the Ames School District may be asked this spring to decide the fate of a bond issue to pay for more than just a new high school.  Superintendent Tim Taylor says the school board may increase what was a $100 mllion high school bond issue to $105 million and add six new classrooms at Edwards, Meeker, and Mitchell elementary schools. He says the classrooms are needed after the addition of nearly 200 students this school year. Taylor says that enrollment increase is likely ot be sustained in Ames in the coming years.  The proposed bond issue needs more than 1,000 petition signatures before it can appear on a ballot, which could come this April.