Cass County Auditor/Election Commisioner Dale Sunderman has released the list of candidates for the September 8th School Board elections in Cass County.
Atlantic School Board Member At Large – 3 to be elected: The seven candidates include Douglas Bierbaum, Alison A Bruckner, Bob Drogo, Mark C Foegen, Dennis Schwanke, Keith R Swanson, and Jenny Williams, all of Atlantic. Current Board members Dennis Davis, Rod Hartwig and Phill Hascall are not running for re-election.
In the CAM School District, where School directors are voted upon at large, the lone candidate for the North District is Julie Williamson, of Wiota. In the South District, where one seat is available, your candidates are Todd McKee, of Massena, and Emily Rouse, of Cumberland.
In the Griswold School District, there is no candidate for the Griswold School Director 1 seat. The candidate for the Griswold School Director 2 seat is: Scott Hansen, of Griswold. The lone At Large candidate is Heather Pelzer, of Griswold.
In addition, patrons of the Atlantic Community School District will have a public measure in front of them on election day with regard to renewal of the 10-year PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment Levy).
The ballot will say “Shall the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Community School District in the Counties of Cass, Pottawattamie, and Audubon, State of Iowa, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy and impose a voter approved physical plant and equipment tax not to exceed Eighty-five cents (85¢) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district, and be authorized annually, in combination, as determined by the board, to levy a physical plant and equipment property tax upon all the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, and to impose a physical plant and equipment income surtax upon the state individual income tax of each individual income taxpayer resident in the school district on December 31 for each calendar year commencing with the 2016 calendar year, or each year thereafter, (the percent of income surtax not to exceed twenty percent (20%) to be determined by the board each year), to be used for the purposes permitted by Iowa law, it being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to levy a special tax for any one or more of the purposes permitted by Iowa law?”