School Funding Votes September 11 for some in Polk County

Two special elections for bond measures will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

One is  in the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District. Polk County precincts Grimes-1 and Grimes-2, and some residents of Jefferson-1 and Urbandale-10 will vote at the United Methodist Church, 801 W. 1st Street, in Grimes. Polls are open 7:00 am to 8:00 p.m.

The other is in the Southeast Polk Community School District. Residents in Altoona, Des Moines, Mitchellville, and Runnels may be in this district.

Visit the Secretary of State’s website to find out if you are in either of these school districts and eligible to vote in the special elections they are holding. Also be aware your voting location for school elections may be different than your voting location in the November 6 general election.

The Polk County Libertarians have not taken a position on either of these ballot measures. This information is being provided as a courtesy to our members and other visitors to our website so you may be prepared to vote should you reside in either of these school districts.

The Dallas Center Grimes ballot measure is:

Shall the Board of Directors of the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District in the counties of Polk and Dallas, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $46,000,000 to provide funds to acquire land and construct , build, furnish and equip a grade 7-8 building and improve the site, including athletic facilities and improvements; to renovate, remodel, improve, furnish and equip and construct additions to the existing middle school and high school buildings, including site improvements at the high school building; and to make security and technology improvements at all existing buildings?

The Southeast Polk ballot measure is:

Shall the Board of Directors of the Southeast Polk Community School District, in the Counties of Polk, Marion, and Jasper, State of Iowa, for the purpose of purchasing and improving grounds; constructing schoolhouses or buildings and opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings; purchasing of buildings; purchase, lease or lease-purchase of technology and equipment; paying debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings, not including interest on bonds; procuring or acquisition of libraries; repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving, or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings and additions to existing schoolhouses; expenditures for energy conservation; renting facilities under Chapter 28E; purchasing transportation equipment for transporting students; lease purchase option agreements for school buildings or equipment; purchasing equipment authorized by law; or for any purpose or purposes now or hereafter authorized by law, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy annually, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed One Dollar Thirty-Four Cents ($1.34) per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, or each year thereafter?


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