Steps in a School Bond Election is a guideline for Iowa schools to follow in school board elections. It refers to the Code of Iowa in cases where the law required certain specified procedures. Laws do change and opinions of the attorney general’s office may change the interpretations of laws. Therefore, thoroughly investigate all laws and opinions relating to school bond elections.
The following publication lists eleven steps in a school bond election:
Step One - Determine Need for the Project
Step Two - Assess Needs
Step Three - Educational Specifications
Step Four - The Amount of Bonds to be Issued
Step Five - The Bond Petition
Step Six - Call the Election
Step Seven - Campaign for Passage
Step Eight - Approve Preliminary Plans
Step Nine - Sell Bonds
Step Ten - Approve Final Plans, Specifications, and Bidding Requirements
Step Eleven - Complete the Project
Step Twelve - Hold Post-completion Activities
Included in the publication are appendices explaining the selection of an architect or a construction manager.
Special Election Dates and Election Results
Previous years results are available upon request.