Kruse's Korner

Notes from the Superintendent’s Desk

At the November school board meeting, the board approved a resolution for a special voter PPEL vote on April 3, 2018.  If approved by a simple majority of the voters, the levy would be used for the following projects:  student services at the elementary building, addition of a gym and parking at the elementary building, and locker room renovations at the high school.  The estimated cost for the project is $5,000,000.  The resolution is below and can be answered with either a "Yes" or "No" vote on the ballot.  If approved the levy would begin July 1, 2018.  

“Shall the Board of Directors of the South Central Calhoun Community School District in the Counties of Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, and Sac, State of Iowa, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy annually, as determined by the Board, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed One Dollar and Thirty-four cents ($1.34) per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district, and be authorized annually, as determined by the Board, to levy a physical plant and equipment property tax upon all the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, and each year thereafter, to be used for the purchase and improvement of grounds; the construction of schoolhouses or buildings and opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings; the purchase, lease, or lease-purchase of equipment or technology exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) in value per purchase, lease, or lease-purchase transaction (each transaction may include multiple equipment or technology units); the payment of debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings, not including interest on bonds; procuring or acquisition of library facilities; repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving, or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings and additions to existing schoolhouses; expenditures for energy conservation; the rental of facilities under chapter 28E; purchase of transportation equipment for transporting students and the repair of such transportation equipment if the cost of the repair exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars; the purchase of buildings or lease-purchase option agreements for school buildings; equipment purchases for recreational purposes; payments to a municipality or other entity as required under section 403.19, subsection 2; demolition, clean up, and other costs if such costs are necessitated by, and incurred within two years of, a disaster as defined in section 29C.2, subsection 2; the cost of an asbestos project as provided under section 279.52; or any other use as authorized under section 298.3, Code of Iowa, now or hereafter as may be adopted?”

Posted 11.21.2017