On February 5, 2013, school district residents will be asked to consider a bond referendum of $15.9 million to build the district's tenth elementary school. Enrollment data indicates a new elementary school is needed by August 2014. The goal of the Voter Information Center is to provide transparency as a one-stop source for data about the issues of the bond referendum, voting, community forums and finances.
|Brochures and Documents|
Elementary #10 Design Information -See renderings of the building, site plans, and read information about the building design and efficiency.
Projected Enrollment - The most recent documents from RSP & Associates re-capping current enrollment and projecting future enrollment.
28E Agreement with the City of Ankeny - The District and City agreed to exchange a parcel of land owned by the district for infrastructure needed to construct elementary 10, to be installed by the City, lowering the project cost. The agreement is posted here for review.
Beyond Elementary 10: District Financial Information - Review the district's most recent financial documents, including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Review (annual audit), the Certified Budget and more.
Beyond Elementary 10: Long-Range Facility Plans - Learn about long-ranges plan through board resolutions, enrollment projections and more.
View the Sample Ballot - A link to the sample ballot found on the Polk County Auditor's Web site.
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Community Forum Schedule
The superintendent, Board members and other administrators will lead discusson of the proposed bond. Each session will include a question and answer session. Community forums are open to the public and held in the East Elementary cafeteria.
Civic and Community Organizations – Dr. Kimpston is also scheduled to speak to the membership of the following organizations. Members of these groups are encouraged to attend to hear the presentation:
More speaking engagements are being booked and will be added to this list as finalized. If you would like Dr. Kimpston to speak to your community group or organization regarding this referendum, please contact the district office at 965-9600. Speaking engagements will be arranged on a time-available basis.
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|Registering & Voting|
Voting Precincts, Polling Places & Voter Registration Info - Find out where to vote, how to register, or request an absentee ballot. Includes links to the Polk County Auditor's Web site.
|Passage vs. Failure|
Bond Passage Results:
Elementary 10 opens August 2014
School capacity in line with enrollment
Lower elementary class sizes, ≤ 27
New K-5 boundaries in 2014
North/south feeder system integrity
Best opportunity to provide needed classrooms and still reduce taxes
Improves the learning environment for students
Bond Failure Results:
K-5 class sizes of up to 32 students
New K-5 boundaries as early as 2013
Bussing students from neighborhood schools to schools with capacity
North/south feeder system integrity cannot be guaranteed
Educational funds used to buy portable classrooms, impacting all K-12 students
Delays construction until a bond can be passed; there are no other funding options available
The bond will be proposed again in 180 calendar days
Shall the following public measure be adopted?
Shall the Board of Directors of the Ankeny Community School District in the County of Polk, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in the amount not to exceed $15,900,000 to provide funds to build and furnish new elementary #10 school building and improve the site thereof?