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.