- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) - Waukee city and school district leaders are teaming up to purchase 160 acres of land in an effort to build a second high school and a city sports complex.

Officials announced Monday that both the Waukee Community School District and the Waukee City Council approved the purchase on May 9 and will collaborate on the project.

Waukee Mayor William Peard says the district is outgrowing its original high school and there is a resident demand for more recreation spaces.

A majority of the land, located north of Hickman Road, will be used for the new school building and sports fields. Another portion will be used by the city to include 12 baseball and softball fields.

Officials plan to have the new high school open to students in 2021.

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