Revenue Purpose Statements pass for all eligible Scott County school districts

Vote was part of Tuesday’s Special Election
Published: Mar. 2, 2021 at 10:25 PM CST
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(KWQC) - Tuesday’s Special Election in many counties in Iowa brought the passage of revenue purpose statements, which will now be in effect until 2051, from all three of North Scott, Bettendorf, and Pleasant Valley School Districts by a landslide.

The results are as follows for each school district:

District/Total VotesYesNo
Bettendorf563471 (83.66%)92 (16.34%)
Pleasant Valley427377 (88.29%)50 (11.71%)
North Scott622585 (94.05%)37 (5.95%)

The school districts say this is not a property tax or an increase in taxes; rather, it specifies how each district intends to use the funds received from Iowa’s one-cent sales tax, known as the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) fund.

The one-cent sales tax can be used for construction, infrastructure, technology, and principal and interest payments. It also allows the district to borrow against future one-cent sales tax revenues if needed.

Updating the Revenue Purpose Statement allows each district to engage in long-term facility planning with a defined revenue stream and purpose.

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