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1 Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2  Both are extremely important!  Both allow flexibility to plan for our growing student population.

3 1. Public Measure B: Approve the revenue purpose statement for spending the State- wide One Cent Sales tax – formerly the Local Option Sales Tax (SILO). This is not a new tax! It replaces the SILO one cent sales tax. 2. Public Measure C: Extends the current Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) collected since This is not a new tax! It is an extension of an existing tax at its current rate. 3. Where is Measure A?

4  Measure – B - Revenue Purpose Statement ◦ The proposed uses are identical to those approved by district voters for SILO. Including:  Property tax relief  Building upgrades  Site acquisition  Technology  Energy-efficiency initiatives. ◦ Estimated revenues approximately $3.3 Million per year ◦ Code does not allow use for regular daily operations (like utilities, textbooks, etc.) or salary expenses.

5 ◦ $2 million each year for property tax relief ◦ Paid off facility-related debt early to save interest ◦ Baseball and softball field improvements ◦ Point track, stadium, practice fields, tennis courts, and walking trail (costs shared with PPEL). ◦ Purchase of and improvement to property to support youth activities while preparing the existing site for the next elementary school ◦ Stadium Upgrade

6  Public Measure C - Extends the current Physical Plant and Equipment Levy collected at CCSD since  Not a new tax!  Extension is at current rate – 67 cents per thousand dollars of assessed valuation – same rate collected for the last 27 years.  It provides approximately $1.5 million annually

7  Equipment like buses and vans.  Technology equipment - classroom and infrastructure  Carpet/tile/roof replacement  Roadway and parking lot improvements  Playground upgrades  HVAC system upgrades and repairs  Prairie Point track, stadium, practice fields, tennis courts, and walking trail (costs shared with SILO)  Code does not allow use for regular daily operations (like utilities, textbooks, etc.) or salary expenses.

8  Voting – Tuesday, February 1 ◦ 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM  Voting Precincts: ◦ Prairie High School ◦ Ely Public Library ◦ Fairfax Public Library ◦ Swisher Legion Hall

9  Friday, January 28 at PHS from 2:00 to 8:00 PM  At satellite voting, all registered voters residing in the district can vote regardless of precinct.  For additional information, visit ◦ the District site at: orwww.prairiepride.org ◦ Linn County Election Commission site at:

10 Please remember to vote on February 1, 2011!


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