Information sessions about the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) are scheduled Monday, Aug. 26, in the Marshalltown High School library and Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Miller Middle School Library. Both sessions will begin at 5:30pm.
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, voters in the Marshalltown Community School District will be asked to vote whether to renew the PPEL program which allows school district across Iowa to collect revenue for specific uses within their district.
In MCSD, PPEL has been used for a number of projects over the course of the years, including:
- Playground resurfacing
- Bobcat Boulevard
- Roof replacements
- Parking lot improvements
- Bus replacements
- Technology infrastructure upgrades
- Classroom remodeling
The levy cannot be used for staff salaries or supplies.
Renewal of the PPEL will not increase property taxes. The district is asking for approval to continue the voter-approved rate that has been in place for the past 10 years so that we may continue to fund maintenance and upgrades to district facilities. The question on the ballot is whether to continue the approved rate that has been in place for the past 10 years. The funds will be used for maintenance and upgrades to district facilities. The current rate is $0.67 per $1,000 of taxable property valuation.
The current levy expires June 30, 2016. The voter-approved PPEL program provides approximately $676,000 per year for district upgrades and maintenance.