Superintendent Dr. Carl Turner tells KICD News that there are three measures on the ballot. The first is a basic renewal of the district’s revenue purpose statement for the one cent sales tax until 2029. The district would leverage $11 million with the renewal. The second measure calls for rasing the current voter approved PPEL levy from 17 cents to $1.34 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. The final measure would put the PPEL levy in place until 2026.
Turner says the project consists of a 750 seat auditorium to be located to the south of the high school, numerous upgrades to the high school, and if bids come back favorable, a new auxiliary gym.
Turner hopes that voters remember that the district recently lowered their property tax asking by $1.80 per $1,000 of valuation when casting their vote.
Polling locations in precincts 1-4 in order include the Storm Lake Fire Station, City Hall, Hope Evangelical Free Church, and the Chataqua State Park shelter house. Polls are open from 12-8 on Tuesday.