As of January 5th, 2024, it has been confirmed by the superintendent of Mt. Pleasant Community School District, John Henriksen, that the property purchase of former Iowa Wesleyan buildings is complete. In a statement, he mentioned that all documents have been signed and the funds have been transferred to the proper parties.
This central campus includes the Howe Student Activity Center and Ruble Arena, Student Union, Old Main, Pioneer Hall, P.E.O Memorial Building, and the University Chapel.
This does not mean that the property will be used to house the proposed “Central Elementary.” As of this moment, it is unclear what the buildings will be used for, but the school board will discuss this question in future meetings.
KILJ will continue to update the public on this matter as more information is released.