New School Year Starts On Time

Donnellson, IA – Construction work did not hamper the start of school for one Southeast Iowa district. The Central Lee School District's classrooms are located along Highway 218, just a couple miles south of Donnellson. Construction work has been underway, this summer, to add right and left turn lanes to the highway where it meets the district's driveway. Superintendent Chuck Reighard says the district was worried about school starting on time after the project was delayed. Reighard says the construction zone did not prove to be a problem because the work was completed and the lanes were painted Tuesday evening. The state added the turn lanes in response to a fatal accident about one year ago.