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“Steps in a School Bond Election” is a guideline for Iowa schools to follow in school board elections. It refers to the Code of Iowa in cases where the law required certain specified procedures. Laws do change and opinions of the attorney general’s office may change the interpretations of laws. Therefore, thoroughly investigate all laws and opinions relating to school bond elections.

The following publication lists eleven steps in a school bond election:
Step One - Determining Needs
Step Two - Assessing Needs
Step Three - Educational Specifications
Step Four - The Bond Issue Petition
Step Five - Calling the Election
Step Six - Campaigning for Passage
Step Seven - Preliminary Plans
Step Eight - Selling Bonds
Step Nine - Final Plans, Specifications, and Bidding Requirements
Step Ten - Construction
Step Eleven - Completion

Included in the publication are appendices explaining the selection of an architect or a construction manager.

Steps in a School Bond Election

Election Results

2012-13 School Bond Election Results
2011-12 School Bond Election Results
2010-11 School Bond Election Results
2009-10 School Bond Election Results
2008-09 School Bond Election Results

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 17, 2014 at 12:27pm.