Election Day is Coming! Learn about the Revenue Purpose Statement
PLEASE VOTE NOVEMBER 5TH.
Notice of election Johnson County and Notice of election Iowa County
Why are we voting November 5th?
Last spring, the governor signed into law an extension of Secure an Advanced Vision for Education or (SAVE). This extension runs through the year 2050.
SAVE allows Clear Creek Amana, and all public school districts in the state, the opportunity to borrow against the money each district would receive through the statewide penny sales tax for schools. Those funds are used to pay for school infrastructure projects.
However, before Clear Creek Amana can use the funding for long-term projects (through 2050), the voters must approve a new revenue purpose statement (RPS). The RPS will be on the ballot on Tuesday, November 5th.
The revenue purpose statement indicates how Clear Creek Amana plans to use the SAVE funds in the future.
Just like our current revenue purpose statement, which expires 2031, Clear Creek Amana plans to continue to use the SAVE funds for projects similar to these past projects:
- High School Performing Arts Center
- Roof improvements and maintenance on buildings
- High School Athletic Complex
- Pod addition to North Bend Elementary
- Field and Turf Replacement at athletic complex
- Transportation facility
- Land acquisitions
- Transportation vehicles
The RPS is not additional funding or taxation for patrons. The Revenue Purpose Statement simply allows the district to spend the funds as allowed by Iowa law.
A simple majority (50% +1) is needed for passage.
This is how the question will appear on the ballot. (sample Johnson County ballot)
PUBLIC MEASURE MB
Shall the following public measure be adopted?
Summary: To adopt a Revenue Purpose Statement specifying the use of revenues the Clear Creek Amana Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.
In the Clear Creek Amana Community School District, the following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of revenues the Clear Creek Amana Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund shall be adopted.
To provide funds for property tax relief.
To provide funds to acquire or install information technology infrastructure (including improving buildings or sites for the purpose of accessing broadband digital telecommunications) and school safety and security infrastructure.
To provide funds to build and furnish a new school building or buildings; to build and furnish addition(s) to school buildings in the District; to remodel, reconstruct, repair, expand, and improve the school buildings in the District; to purchase and improve grounds; for demolition work; to furnish and equip district facilities.
To provide funds for the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings, equipment (including transportation and recreation equipment), or technology and to repair transportation equipment for transporting students as authorized by law, to implement energy conservation measures, sharing or rental of facilities including a joint infrastructure project for the purposes of offering classes under a district-to-community college as authorized in Iowa Code Section 423F.3(3)(c), procuring or acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings.
To provide funds to purchase land as part of start-up costs for new student construction program or if the sale of the previous student construction was insufficient to purchase land, and to purchase construction materials and supplies for a student-constructed building or shed intended to be retained by and used by the District. To provide funds to make payments to a municipality or other entity as required under Iowa Code Section 403.19(2).
To provide funds for demolition, cleanup, and other costs if such costs are necessitated by, and incurred within two years of, a disaster.
To provide funds to establish and maintain public recreation places and playgrounds; provide for supervision and instruction for recreational activities; or for community education purposes.
To provide funds for the payment of principal and interest or retirement of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, energy improvement loans, loan agreements authorized by Iowa Code Section 297.36, sales, service and use tax revenue bonds issued under Iowa Code Section 423E.5 or Iowa Code Section 423F.4; and
To provide funds for other authorized expenditures and purposes as now or hereafter permitted by law and designated by the Clear Creek Amana Community School District.
It being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to expend receipts from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.
If approved, this Revenue Purpose Statement shall remain in effect until replaced or amended by the Clear Creek Amana Community School District.
If you have a question about the Revenue Purpose Statement or the vote on November 5, 2019, please email Lori Robertson, CCA Finance Director at email@example.com or 319-828-4510