School Board Votes to Place Revenue Purpose Statement on Ballot
In May 2019, House File 546 was signed into law extending Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) through the calendar year 2050. Under the extension, school districts must vote on a new or amended revenue purpose statement (RPS) prior to the expiration of the current RPS.
The extension of SAVE was an important piece of legislation that will positively impact the district for years to come. SAVE enhances our ability to support students both through annual use of funds for allowable purchases as well as allowing school districts to borrow against statewide penny sales tax revenue to help fund major school infrastructure projects.
Each of our school boards recently passed a resolution to call an election on November 5th to include the question of adopting/extending district revenue purpose statements (RPS).
The RPS is not additional funding or taxation for patrons. The approval of the RPS is necessary to meet the state’s requirements on how districts can spend revenue from SAVE under House File 546.
The proposed new language will be on each district’s website. This measure will be on the general election ballot on November 5, 2019.
Cedar Rapids CSD
Clear Creek Amana CSD
|Dr. Doug Wheeler
College Community Schools
Voting on November 5th includes the Revenue Purpose Statement and Election of School Board Members.
Linn County has completed their Notice of Election for the 11/5/19 City and School Election. Attached are the Notice of Election and Sample Ballot.