It was a busy Tuesday across Iowa as many school districts had special elections, most involving school infrastructure and bond issues. Voters in the Hudson Community Schools voted yes Tuesday night to all three questions on their special election ballot. On issuing $11.6 million in general obligation bonds for future projects, the vote was 416-272 in favor. The margin was very slim, 60.4%-39.5%. On the Revenue Purpose Statement vote, the vote was 492-200 in favor, and on continuing the school’s PPEL levy, the vote was 444-247 in favor. School Superintendent Dr. Tony Voss says he’s pleased with the results and explains what this means now for the district.
Dr. Voss talks about other needed improvements that can be done as well.
The margin of the vote for the revenue purpose statement had the most support, with a margin of 71% to 29%. Voss says more aging items can now be replaced.
Down the road, at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District, voters rejected both proposed public measures. On a proposed $23.6 million school bond issue, there were 1,059 no votes and 604 yes votes. The district had hoped to provide a number of necessary improvements to the schools in Reinbeck. The second vote for a proposed property tax vote found 1,080 no votes and 579 yes votes.