SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED?
Summary: To adopt the revenue purpose statement to replace the current
Revenue Purpose Statements and authorize the expenditure of revenues from
the State of Iowa secure an advanced vision for education fund received by
the Iowa City Community School District.
In the Iowa City Community School District, the
following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of the sales,
services and use tax funds from the State of Iowa secure an advanced vision
for education fund for school infrastructure (penny sales, services and use
tax for schools) shall be adopted:
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, repair, expand, and improve the school
buildings in the District; to purchase and improve grounds; to furnish and
equip district facilities.
Monies may be used for emergency repairs to respond to
natural disasters, such as fire, wind damage, flood; unanticipated
mechanical, plumbing, structural, roof, electrical system failures;
environmental remediation; or to respond to changes in demographics that
require construction of additions, demolition or improvements to school
buildings or new school buildings.
Monies may also be used for the purchase, lease or
lease-purchase of buildings, technology, or equipment (including
transportation and recreation equipment) as authorized by law, to implement
energy conservation measures, sharing or rental of facilities, procuring or
acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings.
Monies also may be used to establish and maintain
public recreation places and playgrounds; provide for supervision and
instruction for recreational activities; or for community education
purposes, including the operation of Family Resource Centers and all
services provided at the Family Resource Centers; and any other authorized
expenditures and purposes as permitted by law or hereafter authorized by law
and designated by the Iowa City Community School District.
Monies may be used for the payment of principal and interest or retirement
of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, loan
agreements authorized by Iowa Code section 297.36, sales tax revenue bonds
issued under Iowa Code section 423E.5, or property tax relief.
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 be
effective immediately upon passage and shall remain in effect until replaced
or amended by the Iowa City Community School District.
Provisional ballots: two cast, both counted.