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Iowa City School Bond and Levy Elections, 1989-1995

February 14, 1989

Shall the Board of Directors of the Iowa City Community School District be authorized to raise an additional enrichment amount not to exceed 10% of the state cost per pupil multiplied by the district's budget enrollment for an enrichment tax as provided for in Section 442.14 of the Code of Iowa for the budget year beginning July 1, 1989 continuing through the budget year ending June 30, 1994?

50% Required To Pass

Yes 3,420 49.07%
No 3,549 50.93%

Registered: 57,832
Voted: 6,969
Turnout: 12.05%


June 20, 1989

Shall the Board of Directors of the Iowa City Community School District be authorized to raise an additional enrichment amount not to exceed 10% of the state cost per pupil multiplied by the district's budget enrollment for an enrichment tax as provided for in Section 442.14 of the Code of Iowa for the budget year beginning July 1, 1990 continuing through the budget year ending June 30, 1995?

50% Required To Pass

Yes 5,600 52.51%
No 5,064 47.49%

Registered: 48,491
Voted: 10,704
Turnout: 22.07%


October 15, 1991

Shall the Iowa City Community School District in the County of Johnson, State of Iowa, issue bonds in the sum of eleven million one hundred thousand dollars ($11,100,000) for the purpose of carrying out a school building program consisting of building and equipping: (1) an auditorium at West High School; (2) a ten classroom addition, cafeteria and kitchen at City High School; (3) remodeling and expansion of the performing arts areas at City High School; (4) a seven classroom addition and renovation project at South East Junior High School; and (5) a new elementary school building?

60% Required To Pass

YES 5727 52.33%
NO 5217 47.67%

Registered: 52,798
Voted: 20,964
Turnout: 20.77%

Precinct * Voters Yes No
IC01 Coralville 914 491 54% 423 46%
IC02 N Liberty 687 423 62% 264 38%
IC04* Lincoln 639 433 68% 204 32%
IC03* Mann 1572 839 54% 728 46%
IC05 West 1570 1039 66% 530 34%
IC06 Twain 1831 797 44% 1031 56%
IC07* Longfellow 1146 584 51% 560 49%
IC08 Lemme 1913 864 45% 1047 55%
IC09 Hills 175 59 34% 115 66%
Early 514 195 38% 315 62%
Special 3 3 100% 0 0%
Total 10964 5727 52% 5217 48%

* 1980s school precincts.  In the 1991 school reprecincting, the Lincoln school precinct was re-numbered 3 and the Horace Mann precinct was re-numbered 4.  The school precinct 7 polling place moved from Longfellow to City High.  Results are presented in order of the 1990s and 2000s precincts to allow easier comparison of results between elections.


May 12, 1992

Shall the Iowa City Community School District in the County of Johnson, State of Iowa, issue bonds in the sum of seven million nine hundred thousand dollars ($7,900,000) for the purpose of carrying out a school building program consisting of building and equipping a new elementary school building and classroom addition and renovation projects at City High, Northwest Junior High, Southeast Junior High, and Grant Wood Elementary?

60% Required To Pass

YES

6597

57.95%

NO

4787

42.05%

Registered: 51,294
Voted: 11,401
Turnout: 22.23%

Precinct

Voters Yes No
IC01 Coralville 1001 571 57% 430 43%
IC02 N Liberty 682 428 63% 254 37%
IC03 Lincoln 783 552 71% 230 29%
IC04 Mann 1540 883 57% 657 43%
IC05 West 1575 1058 67% 516 33%
IC06 Twain 1434 675 47% 759 53%
IC07 City 1672 910 54% 760 46%
IC08 Lemme 1458 778 53% 679 47%
IC09 Hills 176 70 40% 106 60%
Early 1071 670 63% 394 37%
Special 9 2 50% 2 50%
Total 11401 6597 58% 4787 42%


December 8, 1992

PROPOSITION #1: Shall the Iowa City Community School District in the County of Johnson, State of Iowa, be authorized to issue General Obligation bonds in the sum of seven million nine hundred thousand dollars ($7,900,000) for the purpose of carrying out a school building program consisting of building and furnishing a new elementary school building* as well as new classrooms and improvements at City High School, Northwest Junior High School, Southeast Junior High School and Grant Wood Elementary School?

60% Required To Pass

YES 8394 64.37%
NO 4646 35.63%

* later named Irving Weber Elementary School

PROPOSITION #2: In addition, if Proposition 1 is approved, shall the Iowa City Community School District in the County of Johnson, State of Iowa, be authorized to issue General Obligation bonds in the sum of four million seven hundred thousand dollars ($4,700,000) for the purpose of constructing and furnishing an auditorium at West High School and a new cafeteria and remodeling and furnishing of band and orchestra rooms at City High School?

60% Required To Pass

YES

7319

56.80%

NO

5567

43.20%

Registered: 62,428
Voted: 13,139
Turnout: 21.05%

Precinct Results

Proposition 1
(
Weber School/classrooms)

Proposition 2
(HS auditoriums/band rooms)

Precinct

Voters

Yes No Yes No
1 Coralville 995 625 63% 365 37% 569 58% 410 42%
2 N.Liberty 709 469 66% 239 34% 423 61% 275 39%
3 Lincoln 708 553 78% 152 22% 517 74% 178 26%
4 Mann 1424 912 65% 497 35% 800 57% 599 43%
5 West 1292 998 78% 281 22% 888 70% 379 30%
6 Twain 1206 675 56% 525 44% 557 47% 624 53%
7 City 1371 849 63% 508 37% 747 56% 597 44%
8 Lemme 1250 748 60% 497 40% 647 53% 571 47%
9 Hills 187 86 46% 101 54% 80 43% 104 57%
Early/Spec. 3997 2479 63% 1481 37% 2091 53% 1830 47%
TOTAL 13139 ** 8394 64% 4646 36% 7319 57% 5567 43%

** Record turnout for Iowa City School District election.

Satellite voting site: (see also 11/3/92 presidential election)

  • University Hospitals, Mon. Nov. 30, 1992, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

May 4, 1993

Physical Plant and Equipment Levy

Shall the Board of Directors of the Iowa City Community School District in the County of Johnson, 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 sixty-seven cents (67 cents) per one thousand dollars ($1000) 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, 1996, 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 of buildings and the purchase of a single unit of equipment or a technology system exceeding five thousand dollars ($5000) in value; the payment of 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; the rental of facilities under Chapter 28E; purchase of transportation equipment for transporting students; lease purchase option agreement for school buildings; or equipment purchases for recreational purposes?

50% Required To Pass

YES 2926 58.58%
NO 2069 41.42%

Registered: 49,407
Voted: 5,070
Turnout: 10.26%

 
Precinct

Voters

Yes

No

IC01 Coralville

352

200

59%

139

41%

IC02 N Liberty

268

170

64%

97

36%

IC03 Lincoln

374

278

75%

92

25%

IC04 Mann

667

397

60%

261

40%

IC05 West

545

385

71%

159

29%

IC06 Twain

520

228

45%

284

55%

IC07 City

653

364

57%

272

43%

IC08 Lemme

667

347

52%

316

48%

IC09 Hills

86

33

38%

53

62%

Early

938

524

57%

396

43%

Total

5070

2926

59%

2069

41%

Satellite voting site: Iowa City Public Library April 29 - May 3

  • Thursday 4/29 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday & Sat 4/30 and 5/1 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 5/2 noon - 4 p.m.
  • Monday 5/3 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

September 12, 1995

REGISTERED VOTERS 53,657
TURNOUT 10.83%

Held with regular school election Results for board members

BOND ISSUE - New Grade School (Needs 60% Approval to Pass)

Shall The Iowa City Community School District In County Of Johnson, State Of Iowa, Be Authorized To Issue General Obligation Bonds In The Sum Of Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,500,000) For The Purpose Of Carrying Out A School Building Program Consisting Of Building And Furnishing A New Elementary School Building In The Northwesterly Portion Of The School District.***

Precinct Yes % No %
IC01 CV Rec Center 640 80% 158 20%
IC02 NL City Hall 475 86% 79 14%
IC03 Lincoln 280 80% 71 20%
IC04 Horace Mann 441 67% 218 33%
IC05 West High 478 74% 168 26%
IC06 Mark Twain 251 53% 223 47%
IC07 City High 383 61% 247 39%
IC08 Helen Lemme 414 62% 256 38%
IC09 Hills Fire St 29 40% 44 60%
Early Voting (Abs) 627 71% 254 29%
TOTAL 4018 70.05% 1718 29.95%

*** later named Kate Wickham Elementary School