Red Oak School District

Red Oak School District

On July 12, the Board permitted a decision to hunt voter approval to resume the district’s Revenue Purpose Statement (RPS), in the course of the upcoming November elections.


A Revenue Purpose Statement (RPS) is just a poll measure that describes how faculty districts can spend the penny gross sales tax (SAVE) funds the State supplies to them.  It doesn’t have an effect on native tax charges.


In 2019, the Iowa legislature prolonged the penny gross sales tax for varsity infrastructure via 2050. Our Sales Tax Revenue Purpose Statement expires on January 1, 2031, so we have now to have voter approval to make use of these funds sooner or later. A brand new income goal assertion would final in the course of the penny gross sales tax.


Again, renewing our Revenue Purpose Statement is not going to increase taxes. The penny gross sales tax that funds SAVE will probably be collected throughout the state no matter whether or not the measure is permitted. This vote merely permits us to entry the funds and describes the way during which we might use them.  Generally, they’re used for development, renovations, common upkeep, security and safety, and expertise infrastructure.

The RPS specifies the next makes use of of the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund: 

·      To present funds to accumulate or set up data expertise infrastructure (together with bettering buildings or websites for the aim of accessing broadband digital telecommunications) and faculty security and safety infrastructure.

·      To present funds to construct and furnish a brand new faculty constructing or buildings; to construct and furnish addition(s) to highschool buildings within the District; to transform, reconstruct, restore, broaden, and enhance the varsity buildings within the District; to buy and enhance grounds; for demolition work; to furnish and equip district amenities.

·      To present funds for the acquisition, lease or lease-purchase of buildings, tools (together with transportation and recreation tools), or expertise and to restore transportation tools for transporting students as approved by legislation, to implement vitality conservation measures, sharing or rental of amenities together with a joint infrastructure venture for the needs of providing courses beneath district-to-community school applications as approved in Iowa Code Section 423F.3(3)(c), procuring or acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings.

·      To present funds to buy land as a part of start-up prices for brand spanking new student development program or if the sale of the earlier student development was inadequate to buy land, and to buy development supplies and provides for a student-constructed constructing or shed meant to be retained by and utilized by the District.

·      To present funds to make funds to a municipality or different entity as required beneath Iowa Code Section 403.19(2).

·      To present funds for demolition, cleanup, and different prices if such prices are necessitated by, and incurred inside two years of, a catastrophe.

·      To present funds to ascertain and preserve public recreation locations and playgrounds; present for supervision and instruction for leisure actions; or for group training functions.

·      To present funds for the fee of principal and curiosity or retirement of common obligation bonds issued for varsity infrastructure functions, vitality enchancment loans, loan agreements approved by Iowa Code Section 297.36, gross sales, service and use tax income bonds issued beneath Iowa Code Section 423E.5 or Iowa Code Section 423F.4.

·      To present funds for property tax aid; and

To present funds for different approved expenditures and functions as now or hereafter permitted by legislation and designated by the Red Oak Community School.

Please discover beneath the Notice of Election that was revealed within the county newspapers:

Montgomery County Notice of Election

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Page County Notice of Election