Sheldon, Iowa — There’s a school election coming up on Tuesday (September 10, 2013). Some voters will be voting on school board members and other issues, but one issue on everyone’s ballot if they live in the Northwest Iowa Community College service area is the matter of levy renewal.
NCC president, Dr. Aletha Stubbe says this is not a new tax in any way.
College spokesperson Kristin Kollbaum gives us a little background.
Dr. Stubbe says this is basic funding for the school that covers day-to-day operations.
Kollbaum gives us an idea of the amount of the tax.
Dr. Stubbe echoes Kollbaum’s words and reminds northwest Iowans that this is NOT the bond issue that they’ve been trying to push — this is for the basic needs of the college.
Stubbe says that the funds from this levy have basically allowed the college to stay open, and they could not function without these funds.
She says it does NOT go to pay teacher salaries. Stubbe reminds northwest Iowans that NCC is a integral part of the community.
Hours at the polls on Tuesday will be from noon to 8 PM in Lyon and Osceola Counties, and from 7 AM to 8 PM in O’Brien and Sioux Counties. For more information, you can call NCC, your school district office, or your county auditor.