The 2021 School Board Election is set for Tuesday, November 2, 2021. We will have two important items on the ballot for the election. The first ballot item is the school board election. Three seats are up on the Monticello Board of Education. Members are elected to serve four-year terms. We have three candidates running for school board. They are:
- Mandy Norton
- Mark Rieken
- Craig Stadtmueller
The second ballot item is to update our Revenue Purpose Statement in the Monticello Community School District. We updated our Revenue Purpose Statement a few years ago through 2029 and since then, the penny sales tax (SAVE) account program was extended through 2050 by the state legislature. Because the penny sales tax (SAVE) account was extended, we need voter approval to be able to spend the funds through the duration of the program. If voters approve the Revenue Purpose Statement in November, the school district will be able to spend the penny sales tax (SAVE) funds in any way Iowa law allows. The last time we used these funds they reduced the cost of a general obligation bond for the new middle school, saving the tax payers of the Monticello Community School District 7 million dollars.
Polls will be open from 7am-8pm. Remember to vote on November 2!