School bond votes: What's at stake, and what are the results
Voters across the Corridor are deciding the fate of millions of dollars in school bond referendums. Here's what you need to know about each measure:
Linn-Mar School District (Measure B)-FAIL
An $80 million bond to build two new fifth and sixth grade buildings, as well as an elementary building. It will also help refurbish several existing buildings. The district's tax rate would increase about $1.65 for every $1,000 of assessed value.
53 % Yes / 47 % No
Iowa City Community School District (Measure A)-PASS
This $191.5 million bond would fund the second half of the district's 10-year Facilities Master Plan, affecting every building in the district. The district's tax rate would increase about $0.98 for every $1,000 of assessed value.
65% Yes / 35 % No
Clear Creek Amana School District Bond (Measure B)-PASS
A nearly $36 million bond measure will help build a new elementary school and high school, as well as upgrades to existing district buildings. Residents in the district would see a tax increase of $.01 per $1,000 home valuation.
71 % Yes / 29 % No
Monticello Community School District (Measure B)-PASS
Residents are voting for a plan to develop a revenue statement, which will describe how the district will secure funding for school infrastructure.
83 % Yes / 17 % No
Olin Consolidated School District (Measure C)-PASS
The district measure would implement a 67-cent tax levy for the next 10-years.
67 % Yes / 33 % No
Tipton Community School District Bond (Measure E)-PASS
In Cedar County, Tipton Community School District voters are supporting a 10-year tax levy, raising taxes by $1.34 per $1000 of assessed value.
84 % Yes / 16 % No
West Branch Community School District (Measure F)-FAIL
Voters are again voting on a $19.8 million bond. A similar plan was rejected in February.
52 % Yes / 48 % No
Kirkwood Community College Bond (Measure Z)-PASS
Kirkwood Community College is hoping to extend a $60 million bond for improvements and additions to 4 buildings and construction of a new student services center. If approved, it would have no impact on current tax rates, instead it would add 5 years to the current bond that taxes $.25 per $1,000.
Johnson County: 73% Yes / 27 % No
Linn County: 64 % Yes / 36 % No
Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District Measure-FAIL
In Tama County, voters in the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District decided on whether or not to dissolve the district.
31% Yes / 69 % No