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South Tama School District voters will decide in a special election set for April 5 a measure which designates spending of a one-cent tax collected on sales, services and use. School Board members voted 4-0 to call for the election in a special meeting Monday, Feb.. 1. Voting in favor were Michelle Yuska, Alan Kline, Penny Tyynismaa and Jackie Dvorak. Member Mark McFate was absent. The tax replaces school infrastructure local option sales tax revenues (SILO). this money must be deposited in the State Secure and Advanced Vision for Education Fund (SAVE), and distributed to the School District. The purposes listed in December by the board for the spending include: spent for the following purposes: •to build and furnish a new school building, to build and furnish additions to the school buildings in the District, to remodel, repair, expand, and improve the school buildings in the district, to purchase and improve grounds, for demolition work, or to furnish and equip district facilities. •for the purchase, lease of lease-purchase of buildings, equipment including transportation and recreation equipment, or technology as authorized by law, to implement energy conservation measures, sharing or rental of facilities, procuring or acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouse or buildings. •for emergency repairs to respond to natural disasters, such as fire, wind damage, floods, unanticipated mechanical, plumbing, structural, roof, electrical system failures, environmental remediation, or to respond to changes in demographics that require construction of additions to improvements to present or new school buildings. •to establish and maintain public recreation places and playgrounds, provide for supervision and instruction for recreational activities or for community education purposes and other authorized expenditures and purposes as permitted by law and designated by the STC School District. •provide funds for the payment of principal and interest or retirement of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, energy improvement loans, loan agreements authorized by Iowa Code 297.36, sales, service and use tax revenue bonds.

 
 

 

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