Parent & Guardian Annual Notice
How Do I Vote?
On Sept. 14, 2021, Tipton Community Community Schools will ask registered voters in the district to go to the polls to vote on a referendum that would allow the district to secure funding to pay for facility improvements. The plan is a result of nearly a year of planning and prioritizing by a group of Tipton residents.
Please re-vist this page as more specific voting information becomes available.
What Will I Be Voting On SEPTEMBER 14TH?
On September 14, 2021, a date predetermined by state law, Tipton Community Schools will hold a special election. The two questions on the ballot will work together. The first question describes, in general terms, the type of improvements being proposed and the estimated amount needed to bond in order to complete the project. The second question asks for the ability to levy to fund the project, specifically the ability to levy more than $2.70 per $1,000 of assessed value. Sixty-percent of voters must approve of both questions for the bond to pass.
Question 1: Shall the Board of Directors of the Tipton Community School District in the County of Cedar, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $18,900,000 to provide funds to remodel, repair, improve, furnish, equip, and construct additions to the High School building and improve the site?
Question 2: Shall the Board of Directors of the Tipton Community School District in the County of Cedar, State of Iowa, be authorized to levy annually a tax exceeding Two Dollars and Seventy Cents ($2.70) per Thousand Dollars ($1,000), but not exceeding Four Dollars and Five Cents ($4.05) per Thousand Dollars ($1,000) of the assessed value of the taxable property within said school corporation to pay the principal of and interest on bonded indebtedness of said school corporation, it being understood that the approval of this proposition shall not limit the source of payment of the bonds and interest, but shall only operate to restrict the amount of bonds which may be issued?