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Bond issue again being considered for new Lolo School

Lolo School
Posted at 7:24 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 09:32:50-04

LOLO — The Lolo School District is once again working towards a new facility to be constructed off of Farm Lane, about a mile from where they currently sit on Highway 93.

School officials hosted a virtual Q and A on Monday evening with architects chosen for the project.

A&E Design has experience with building K-through-8 facilities.

Lolo School officials say Monday’s event was just the first of many opportunities for the community to weigh in on how to solve issues with the current overcrowded and aging campus.

They’ve been working with a committee of teachers and community members in recent months to develop preliminary drawings.

Sketches shown on Monday detailed room for student body growth, areas that double as a community space, safety details, and more.

The sale of the current school property would be up for a vote if a new school bond is placed on the ballot in the Fall.

Lolo School Superintendent Dale Olinger said they can use the sale from their current site to offset the costs of their new project.

The architects and school officials are looking for input on the project and residents can weigh in by sending an email to Olinger at

Monday evening’s forum has also been posted on the Lolo School District Facebook Page.

The Lolo School District has tried several times in recent years to have voters approve funding to build a new facility on Farm Lane.