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Western Dubuque Holding PPEL Special Election

The Western Dubuque School District is also holding a special election today.

Voters are being asked to approve a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL). The levy has been in existence in the district since 2012 – and if it passes, it’ll mean a continuation of the PPEL funds for the district.

Western Dubuque Superintendent Rick Colpitts says PPEL funds can be used to purchase new school buses, repairing roofs and making other building repairs, purchasing computers and investing in cameras and security equipment.

If passed, the proposed PPEL levy rate will stay the same at one dollar per every thousand dollars of assessed valuation. If it does not pass, the district will need to spend general fund dollars on those kinds of purchases and repairs – which means less money to support student instruction and achievement.

Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm today for Western Dubuque’s special election. Polling locations include the Earlville Civic Center, Dyersville Social Center, Farley Memorial Hall, Luxemburg City Hall, Cascade Memorial Gym, Epworth Council Chambers and Peosta Community Center.


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