Special Elections for School Construction Bonds

On March 3, 2020, special elections for ballot measures will be held in 3 school districts within Polk County. The Polk County Libertarians have not taken any position on these proposals. We provide the information below as a courtesy to our members and encourage those living in the school districts to vote on March 3rd.

Colllins-Maxwell Community School District, including some residents of the Elkhart 1 precinct: A ballot measure to issue General Obligation Bonds not to exceed $7.8 million to build, furnish, and eqiup additions to and remodel, improve, furnish, and eqiup the middle school/high school building and site, including a secure entrance and weight room additions, parking and bus improvements, and renovation of the current theatre and 1931 gym, as well as to remodel, improve, furnish, and equip the Collins elementary school media center.

Madrid School District, including some residents of the Sheldahl 1 precinct: A ballot measure to issue General Obligation Bonds not to exceed $5.8 million to build, furnish, and equip additions to existing school buildings and to remodel, repair, and improve existing school buildings and to improve the sites.

North Polk School District, including some residents of the Alleman 1, Elkhart 1, Polk City 1, and Sheldahl-Union 1 precincts: A ballot measure to issue General Obligation Bonds not to exceed $15 million to construct, build, furnish, and equip a new elementary school and an addition to the high school, as well as improve the sites.

General obligation bonds are issued by local governments as a method of financing projects that have no built-in revenue stream. The bondholders purchasing the bonds look to the authority of the local government to raise money through taxation to pay the bondholders.

For more information on the ballot measures and polling sites, visit the Polk County Auditor’s website. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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