Bond Information You Need to Know

We Listened and Prioritized Our Needs

What We Are Proposing

Financial Info

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Frequently Asked Questions

Both of our facilities are aging and in need of major improvements.

The elementary school building is 65 years old with no air conditioning, moisture issues and may require major improvements to pass the State Fire Marshal approval.

The high school building is 57 years old with similar issues as the elementary building and does not meet the needed security features of today’s learning environments.

The project will begin construction Summer 2020. The project duration will be approximately two years for all areas to be completed, with the Elementary completed for the 2021-2022 school year.

During the construction of the elementary and daycare, the students will not be relocated and will continue their classes in the existing building. Once the new building is complete the students will be moved into their new space and the demolition of the existing building will commence with the parking and site improvements.

One of the major needs that came from our community survey was the lack of daycare options. Aside from attracting and retaining students to our District at a young age, providing a community daycare will provide a great service to our residents and local businesses for their employees.

The School Board prides itself on practicing good stewardship. Their first priority are the needs of the students and staff at MMC. The Board felt the immediate needs to be addressed were the replacement of our elementary school and updates to our existing High School. The most pressing secondary needs really serve the community as a whole – a new daycare center and a new competition gym that will allow for more community use and scheduling of youth activities.

We currently have approximately 83 students that choose to open enroll out of our District and attend a neighboring school. We believe by investing our facilities we will create a better opportunity to retain students, and potentially grow our student enrollment.

Our current school tax rate is $9.20. With the proposed increase, our expected rate would increase to $12.95 – still below the state average of $14.33 for school districts in Iowa.

Tax rates for comparable districts in the region:
     Galva-Holstein      $12.03
     Kingsley-Pierson  $12.03
     River Valley            $12.23
     Cherokee                $13.28
     Hinton                     $14.52

Why 3 Questions on the Ballot?

Voting Information

Any registered voter living within the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School District boundaries is eligible to participate in the election.  Election day will be November 5, 2019, with the polls open from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.

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Yes. You may request in writing or vote at:
Cherokee County Courthouse
Auditor’s Office
520 West Main Street
Cherokee, Iowa

Plymouth County Courthouse
Auditor’s Office
215 4th Ave SE
Le Mars, Iowa

Office Hours: 7:00 – 4:30 M-F

October 7 –  first day that the auditor’s office can mail Absentee Ballots to voters
October 25 –  last day to request an Absentee Ballot
November 4 – Ballots must be returned (postmarked) prior to the election

Find out more information about absentee voting and request your ballot here.

Cherokee County
Kris Glienke, County Auditor
(P) 712.225.6704

Plymouth County
Stacey Feldman, County Auditor
(P) 712.546.6100

Where to Vote

Any registered voter living within the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School District boundaries is eligible to participate in the election.

Cleghorn Community Center
Amherst, Marcus, Liberty & Sheridan Townships
City of Cleghorn
City of Meriden

Cherokee Community Center – Lower Level
Cherokee & Cedar Townships

Marcus Community Center
City of Marcus

Quimby Community Center
Willow, Grand Meadow, Rock & Tilden Townships

Remsen American Bank
Remsen, Henry & Meadow Townships

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Countdown to Vote!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019


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