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Ed-Co Voters Approve Bond Issue for Building Improvements

Ed-Co voters have approved a $12.55 million bond issue to make core improvements within its school district. 

The bond measure passed with more than 62% of the vote. A 60% supermajority was needed.

Superintendent Rob Busch says with the passage, the district will be able to move forward with upgrades to mechanical and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems at Ed-Co Elementary, a new career and technical education spaces, and improved accessibility in the Ed-Co Jr./Sr. High School building. They’ll also be able to improve student and traffic safety at the High School and build a new gym.

In a message on the District’s Facebook page, Busch says they would like to thank everyone who took part in this process, including those who provided them with their feedback and input over the past several years. 

Anamosa also approved a $15.7 million bond measure for a new gym at the high school, with nearly 70% of voters approving it.

Maquoketa Valley’s PPEL measure passed with 63% of the vote, while 52% of Independence School District voters said no to their PPEL.

And Pam Overman was voted in to fill a vacancy on the Maquoketa Valley School Board, receiving 240 votes. 

The election results are unofficial until they are canvassed by their County Boards of Supervisors.

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