$25.5 million bond issue on ballot in Iowa City

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Solon Community School District residents will head to the polls next month to vote on funding for new facilities that officials say would benefit the growing district.

The district is asking for voter approval of a $25.5 million bond issue through a Sept. 9 referendum. Funding from the bond issue would pay for a new middle school, a new performing arts center to replace the district’s auditorium, currently located in the middle school, and renovations to create a new special education classroom at the high school.

The referendum requires 60 percent of total votes to pass. If passed, it would extend the duration of the current school district levy of $4.05 per $1,000 of property valuation for an additional 20 years. The referendum would not raise the rate.

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