The Central Decatur Community School District uses funds from the statewide one-cent sales tax to address a wide variety of infrastructure and technology needs across our schools.
We can use these funds for:
Improving school safety and security
Building, remodeling, repairing, expanding, improving, and furnishing buildings
Assisting with payment of principal and interest of retirement of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, energy improvement loans, loan agreements, and tax revenue bonds
Acquiring buildings, equipment, technology, and repair transportation equipment for student use
Assisting with property tax relief
Assisting with other authorized expenditures and purposes
The funds available through this program are absolutely critical to maintaining our facilities and ensuring our students have access to a high-quality educational experience.
A Revenue Purpose Statement allows a community to decide how its local schools use one-cent sales tax funds.
Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE)—also known as the statewide one-cent sales tax for education—allows Iowa school districts to ask voters to approve an RPS to continue investing sales tax funds in school infrastructure projects. Central Decatur's current RPS will expire in 2029.
On the ballot November 7 is a proposed extension of Central Decatur’s RPS.
Central Decatur residents will vote on extending the district’s Revenue Purpose Statement as long as allowable by current legislation. The extension would take immediate effect upon voter approval.
Approving the statement would have no impact on local property taxes, nor would it affect the sales tax. It would specify where and how the Board of Education may use SAVE funds.
This is an important measure for our schools, as it allows the district to spend state SAVE funds on projects that have been and will continue to be critical for our school infrastructure.
Election Day: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Absentee Voting: The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2023. All absentee ballots must be submitted by the time polls close on election day to be counted. For voting information, visit https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/.
In-Person Absentee Voting: Voters may case an absentee ballot in-person at the Decatur County Courthouse (207 N. Main Street, Leon), starting Monday, October 23. The last day for in-person absentee voting is Monday, November 6.
Voter ID: Voters are required to provide an ID number on an absentee ballot request form. Voters must present an ID when voting early in-person or on election day. Find more information at https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voteridfaq.html.