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Steps in a School Bond Election Guidelines for Iowa schools to follow in school board elections. It refers to Iowa Code 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. Included are appendices explaining the selection of an architect or a construction manager.

Twelve steps in a school bond election:

  1. Determine Need for the Project
  2. Assess Needs
  3. Educational Specifications
  4. The Amount of Bonds to be Issued
  5. The Bond Petition
  6. Call the Election
  7. Campaign for Passage
  8. Approve Preliminary Plans
  9. Sell Bonds
  10. Approve Final Plans, Specifications, and Bidding Requirements
  11. Complete the Project
  12. Hold Post-completion Activities

Special School Election Dates

Date Criteria 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
March - 1st Tuesday (all years) March 1, 2022 March 7, 2023 March 5, 2024 March 4, 2025 March 3, 2026 March 2, 2027
September - 2nd Tuesday (all years) Sept. 13, 2022 Sept. 12, 2023 Sept. 10, 2024 Sept. 9, 2025 Sept. 8, 2026 Sept. 14, 2027
November - 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday (odd years)   Nov. 7, 2023   Nov. 4, 2025   Nov. 2, 2026

Election Results

Previous years results are available upon request.

2020-21 School Bond Election Results