Polls Open from 7 a.m – 8 p.m.
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We want to make sure you are aware and informed about the school election set for Tuesday, September 8th. We thought it would be helpful for everyone to know about what they can find on the ballot. Everyone is encouraged to remind friends and family to remember to vote as well.
There are five candidates running for four seats on the Board of Education. Candidates include incumbents Troy Arthur, David Coziahr, and Bill Grove. The two other candidates are Richard Dallinger and Chris LaFerla. School Board members are elected to serve 4-year terms.
Also on the ballot are two questions for voter consideration:
1) a change in the existing Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL)
2) an early renewal of the existing PPEL, beginning in 2019 for 10 years.
The PPEL fund is used for basic repairs and renovations to school buildings to help ensure they are well-maintained and properly equipped.
Approval of the first ballot measure will result in an increase in the amount of funds directed to the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL). The increase, however, is not intended to increase the overall school district levy. Instead, the increase will be offset by a shift in funds away from our cash reserve levy. Basically, this provides more funds to make needed purchases and improvements out of the PPEL fund, maintains a cash reserve levy that is sufficient, and frees up money in the general fund to be used in the classroom. At a time when funding the from state has been inadequate, and everyone in the Council Bluffs Community School District is striving to continue the upward movement in student achievement, graduation rates, and improved learning environments for all students, this flexibility to use more of the general fund money for education, is critical
The existing voter-approved PPEL is 67 cents of the total $16.86 levy. This levy, due to expire on June 30, 2018, would increase by 67 cents for the two years remaining. The second ballot question asks voters to consider extending the voter-approved PPEL levy of $1.34 for a ten-year period until June 30, 2029. The PPEL has been in place in the district for decades. A vote in favor of this ballot measure will not increase taxes.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and you can register up to and on the day of the election, if you are not already a registered voter at your current address. If you would like to know about election day registration, or to find your polling location for school elections, visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.
Questions? Please call 712-328-6446.
Polls Open from 7 a.m – 8 p.m. Find your polling place by reading the full story. We want to make sure you are aware and informed about the school election set for Tuesday, September 8th. We thought it would be helpful for everyone to know about what they can find on the ballot. Everyone is […]