POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State University wants to spend about $600,000 to buy a new house for the school's president.

The Idaho State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1uQRQdE) that the State Board of Education will vote on whether or not to spend the money on Monday during a special teleconference meeting with school officials.

The 6,000-square-foot house school officials are eyeing is south of the Pocatello city limits and includes several acres of land.

The current house for ISU presidents was built in 1917 by a wealthy sheepherder and is a few blocks from the ISU campus. It became the home for ISU presidents in 1951.