Future uncertain for three elementary schools

The future is uncertain for three Bettendorf elementary schools as the school district continues its process of updating the facilities.

At the Monday, Jan. 9 meeting, board members discussed the plan for the elementary facilities.

Originally, Grant Wood was the first facility to receive upgrades and transition to a three-section school.

Updating to Mark Twain and Thomas Jefferson was to follow.

However, due to the age of the buildings, project costs are estimated to be more than half the cost of a new facility.

Now the board is discussing the future of those three buildings.