The Auditor’s Office received final confirmation today regarding the list of candidates for the upcoming Scott County School Elections, set for September 13, 2011.  Polls will be open throughout Scott County from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Local school board positions and public measures will be on the ballot, as well as candidates for the Eastern Iowa Community College District. Sample ballots are available on the Auditor’s webpage at http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/auditor/.

There will be four positions up for election for the Bettendorf, Davenport and North Scott School Board.  The Pleasant Valley School Board will have positions for director districts three, four, five and six on the ballot.  The Bennett School District will have two positions up for election and the Calamus-Wheatland School District and the Durant School District will have three each. 

Three school districts, Bettendorf, North Scott and Pleasant Valley will have ballot measures to update the revenue purpose statement for each district.  Also, North Scott will have a ballot measure submitted by citizen petition to loan textbooks free of charge or rental fee to school district students beginning July 1, 2012. 

The Eastern Iowa Community College District will have positions for director districts three, four, five and nine on the ballot in Scott County. 

Voters in 30 Scott County precincts will see their election officials using electronic poll books.  “Electronic poll books save money and increase the accuracy of elections,” Moritz said.  “With the increasing complexity of election law it is important that we give our election officials the tools they need to conduct elections.  Electronic poll books take the complexity of the law and turn it into simple to answer questions.  This decreases the opportunity for errors to occur and increases the security and accuracy of elections,” Moritz said.

“Also the use of electronic poll books simplifies the process for maintaining voter files.  During the past fiscal year my office maintained more than 123,000 files for Scott County voters.  Updating these files by hand after major elections can take weeks costing more in overtime and temporary workers.  Once we fully deploy electronic poll books this updating process will only take a few hours,” Moritz added. 

Below is a full list of candidates for the major school boards and the community college district. Also listed is the text of the ballot measure for changing the revenue purpose statements for the Bettendorf, North Scott and Pleasant Valley School Districts, as well as a ballot measure regarding the free provision of text books to students in the North Scott School District.

CANDIDATES

Bettendorf School District (vote for no more than four)

Barry Anderson
Ray Cassady
Paul Castro
Jeannine K. Crockett

Davenport School District (vote for no more than four)

Tyla Cole
Nikki J. DeFauw
Ralph Johanson
Ken Krumwiede
William Lee Sherwood

North Scott School District (vote for no more than four)

Dennis Albertson
Paul Dierickx
Joni Dittmer
Dennis Kirby
Barbara Kuhl
Tim Lane
Krista Long
John D. Maxwell

Pleasant Valley School District (vote for no more than one)

Director District 3 – Deborah K. Dayman

Director District 4 – Scott Isbell

Director District 5 – Joseph Bullock

Director District 6 – Amy Richmond

Eastern Iowa Community College (vote for no more than one)

Director District III – Joseph E. D’Souza

Director District IV – Robert H. Gallagher

Director District V – Mary Lou Engler

Director District IX – Michelle Garvin

BALLOT MEASURES

Bettendorf Community School District; North Scott Community School District; & Pleasant Valley Community School District

Proposition A – 

SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED?

Summary: To adopt the revenue purpose statement to replace the current Revenue Purpose Statement and authorize the expenditure of revenues from the State of Iowa secure an advanced vision for education fund received by the (Bettendorf, North Scott or Pleasant Valley) Community School District.

In the (Bettendorf, North Scott or Pleasant Valley) Community School District, the following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of the sales, services and use tax funds from the State of Iowa secure an advanced vision for education fund for school infrastructure (penny sales, services and use tax for schools) shall be adopted:

To provide funds for property tax relief.

To provide funds to build and furnish a new school building or buildings; to build and furnish addition(s) to school buildings in the District; to remodel, repair, expand, and improve the school buildings in the District; to purchase and improve grounds; for demolition work; to furnish and equip district facilities.

To provide funds for the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings or equipment (including transportation, technology and recreation equipment) as authorized by law, to implement energy conservation measures, sharing or rental of facilities, procuring or acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings.

To provide funds for emergency repairs to respond to natural disasters, such as fire, wind damage, flood; unanticipated mechanical, plumbing, structural, roof, electrical system failures; environmental remediation; or to respond to changes in demographics that require construction of additions or improvements to school buildings or new school buildings.

To provide funds to establish and maintain public recreation places and playgrounds; provide for supervision and instruction for recreational activities; or for community education purposes; and other authorized expenditures and purposes as now or hereafter permitted by law and designated by the (Bettendorf, North Scott or Pleasant Valley) Community School District.

To provide funds for the payment of principal and interest or retirement of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, energy improvement loans, loan agreements authorized by Iowa Code section 297.36, sales, service and use tax revenue bonds issued under Iowa Code section 423E.5.

It being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to expend receipts from the secure an advanced vision for education fund.

If approved, this Revenue Purpose Statement shall remain in effect until replaced or amended by the (Bettendorf, North Scott or Pleasant Valley) Community School District.

North Scott Community School District
Public Measure B – North Scott

SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED?

Shall the Board of Directors of the North Scott Community School District in the County of Scott, State of Iowa, loan textbooks free of any charge or rental fee to School District students, beginning July 1, 2012?

For more information contact the Scott County Auditor’s Office at 563-326-8631.