Planning for the Future of
Bond Vote: September 13, 2022
On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, residents of the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District will vote on a proposed bond issue. If approved, the bond would enable the district to address its most pressing facility needs at both campuses, including:
Making every restroom and floor level handicap accessible
Secured entry in both buildings
HVAC system upgrades in both buildings
Renovations and updates in both buildings
Classroom additions to the elementary school
Gym expansion at the Jr./Sr. High School
These needs were identified through an 18-month facilities planning process, led by our community-driven Facilities Task Force. Earlier this year, the input and feedback provided through a community-wide survey helped the task force prioritize the district’s needs and find potential solutions. The task force then made a comprehensive recommendation to the board.
An approved bond would have a property tax impact of $199.58 annually ($16.63 per month) on a home assessed at $100,000. For agricultural land, the impact would be anywhere from $5.36 to $6.62 per acre annually, depending on the location in Tama, Black Hawk, Grundy, or Marshall County.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck currently has the 29th lowest tax levy rate in Iowa, out of more than 320 school districts. If the bond is approved, the district’s tax levy rate would still be lower than 143 other Iowa school districts.
Gladbrook Community Informational Meeting
At our September 7 community meeting, Superintendent Smith detailed the impact of each question and why they were drafted the way they were. You can watch that portion of the meeting below: