Voter information for school vote on Sept. 12

On Sept 12, 2017, several school districts will ask the voters living in their district to approve general obligation bonds to provide funding for public school facilities. Voters in North Liberty are within either the Clear Creek Amana School District (generally west of Jones Boulevard) or the Iowa City Community School District (generally east of Jones Boulevard) and will have the opportunity to vote on one of those proposals, depending on in which district they reside.

We’re providing this information to help inform the community about the vote. Passage of either proposal requires approval of 60 percent. You can find your school polling place and other voter information at the Johnson County Auditor’s website.

Clear Creek Amana School District

You can find additional information about the Clear Creek Amana School District’s proposal on Superintendent Tim Kuehl’s blog: timkuehlcca.blogspot.com

If passed, the bond would fund security upgrades at North Bend Elementary, middle school drive improvements, a high school addition, high school parking improvements and other projects.

Ballot question
Shall the Board of Directors of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District in the Counties of Iowa and Johnson, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $36,000,000 to provide funds to build, furnish, and equip a new elementary building, including related site improvements; to improve, remodel, repair, furnish, and equip Amana Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary, and North Bend Elementary, including accessibility improvements at Clear Creek Elementary, air conditioning improvements at Clear Creek Elementary and Amana Elementary, and security improvements at all three sites; to build, furnish, and equip an addition to the High School; to improve the Middle School site access drive; and to improve parking at the High School site?

Iowa City Community School District

You can find additional information about the Iowa City Community School District’s proposal on the district’s website: iowacityschools.org/2017bond

If passed, the bond would fund Liberty High athletic facilities, a new North Liberty elementary school, a North Central Junior High addition, a Garner addition, a Liberty High addition and other projects on the ICCSD’s 10-year facilities master plan.

Ballot question
Shall the Board of Directors of the Iowa City Community School District in the County of Johnson, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $191,525,000 to provide funds to address health, safety, and accessibility issues in all school buildings, including air conditioning all school buildings, reducing the use of temporary classroom structures in the District, addressing classroom, lunchroom, and gymnasium overcrowding, and dedicating rooms to art, music, prekindergarten, and science by constructing, furnishing and equipping a new building, constructing additions to and/or remodeling, repairing, and improving the school buildings remaining in the District’s Facilities Master Plan, as follows: Mann and Lincoln renovations, Liberty High athletic facilities construction and site improvements, new elementary school construction in North Liberty and site improvements, West High renovation, South East and North Central Junior High additions, Shimek renovation, City High addition and upgrades, Wood addition, Wickham upgrades, Garner and Northwest additions, Liberty High addition, Horn renovation, Kirkwood addition, Borlaug, Alexander, and Lemme additions, and Tate High addition and upgrades?