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Sioux Rapids School Election Scheduled

Sioux Rapids, IA (KICD)–An election on a $7.5 million bond referendum for improvements in the Sioux Central School District has been scheduled for April 1st.
On Monday evening Jennifer Wittmaack, a Biology teacher and co-chair of the Community Committee presented a petition to the school board with 128 signatures asking for an election which comes in well over the threshold of 25 percent of the eligible 308 voters needed to call an election.

Some items that need to be addressed include a roof replacement, building an on site space for food storage, and classroom space.

Wittmaack says they also have gymnasium issues.

Additional locker room space including the addition of junior high locker rooms and a new football field and track is also included in the referendum.
The levy rate to raise the needed $7.5 million would likely come out to somewhere between $2.10 and $2.20 per $1,000 of assessed property value.  With the sunset of the original bond however Wittmaack stresses that taxes will not go up if this bond referendum is approved.

The election is currently scheduled to be held on April 1st.

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