Category Archives: PPEL

2017 ICCSD General Obligation Bond Frequently Asked Questions aka FAQs

Question :  What do Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) voters vote on during the September 12th election? A. Bond Ballot Referendum Language; B. Facilities Master Plan (FMP) of the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD); or C. Specific projects … Continue reading

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Part II of Should ICCSD Spend Money on ThoughtExchange?

Yikes, ThoughtExchange is back on the school board agenda–see here under the misnomer, Stakeholder Relations Report (MIS), which includes a link to an attachment showing a price of $170,720 for ThoughtExchange over five years.  This expense would be paid for by the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) taxpayer provided … Continue reading

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Here’s The Bottom Line–You Can’t Buy Trust

At $103,470 in PPEL dollars, Thought Exchange is expensive, however, like a dog with an old bone, top school leaders will just not let it go. So Iowa City Community School District’s (ICCSD’s) board will once again consider approving this … Continue reading

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Should ICCSD District Officials Use PPEL to Pay for This?

Many people appreciate community engagement. However, have district officials gone too far in recommending that the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) pay $103,470 out of the Physical Plant Equipment Levy (PPEL) fund over a three year period for ThoughtExchange … Continue reading

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Can the School PPEL Fund in Iowa Be Used for More Than Maintaining Infrastructure?

Yes, the PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment Levy) fund can pay for, among other things, the following: PPEL can pay for musical instruments like a violin or a saxophone or a piano because they are equipment, and under Iowa law, PPEL … Continue reading

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