Area School Election Results

Hartley, IA (KICD)–A pair of questions focused on a $17.5 million bond referendum were both defeated handily by voters in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn School District on Tuesday.

40 percent of those registered to vote came out to the polls and each of the propositions were defeated with nearly 60 percent voting against the bond and nearly 62 percent voting against raising the districts tax levy rate.

These questions were focused on building improvements to as the district looks to move Pre-K through 4th graders to the Sanborn building and upgrades to the Hartley High School building in order to bring 5th-8th graders there.


Sioux Rapids, IA (KICD)–Voters in the Sioux Central School District have approved a $7.5 million bond referendum aimed at a number of improvements.

Over 77 percent of the votes came in favor of the bond. Some items which will now be addressed include a roof replacement, building an on site space for food storage, classroom space upgraded, a gymnasium upgrade, additional locker room space, a new football field and a track.

The levy rate to raise the needed $7.5 million will likely come out to somewhere between $2.10 and $2.20 per $1,000 of assessed property value.


Milford, IA (KICD)–Voters in the Okoboji Community School District have approved extending the district’s revenue purpose statement by ten years to 2029.

There were 69 votes in favor and 9 against the revenue purpose statement extension which now coincides with the sunset of the statewide penny sales tax.

Tuesday’s vote will have no affect on taxes.

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