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Elementary Locker Room Improvements

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Improvements made to the Colesburg locker room areas using State Penny for School Infrastructure (SAVE) funds. 
The State Penny for School Infrastructure, established in 2008, expires on Dec. 31, 2029. The original 20-year timeframe matched the typical bonding period for property-tax backed construction projects.  State penny has helped schools address the age-old problem of equity and adequacy for school facilities.  Use of the local option tax from 1998-2008 and the state penny sales tax for school infrastructure since have together:
•       Funded technology expansions in districts (such as 1:1 initiatives)
•       Elevated student learning (science labs, STEM, CTE and the arts, to name a few)
•       Upgraded fields/facilities to encourage student/community participation and connection to school
•       Resulted in fewer days lost due to extreme temperatures
•       Returned saved energy dollars to the educational program
•       Purchased items otherwise requiring PPEL levy increases or new Bond Issues
•       Improved condition of otherwise aging bus fleet
•       Reduced property taxes
•       Provided additional property tax equity through dedication of use tax to property tax relief.
Rural School Advocates of Iowa and your local school district call on the Iowa Legislature to extend or repeal the sunset of the state penny for school infrastructure.   Since voters in Iowa’s 99 counties approved the sales tax for public schools, any change in use of the revenue in the extension should be dedicated to educational purposes
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