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Special school election on Sept. 8 to include Nevada, Collins-Maxwell districts

Kiley Wellendorf
Ames Tribune

Two Story County school districts – Nevada and Collins-Maxwell – will have issues on the ballot for the upcoming special school election slated for Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

Voters could decide the fate of Nevada's proposed $9.14 million general obligation bond, which would result in improvements to the district's 30-year-old middle school.

Additionally, adopting a revenue purpose statement for the Collins-Maxwell school district will be part of Tuesday's vote, according to information from Story County.

All voters for each school district are assigned to one location, according to information regarding the special election in Story County:

  • Collins-Maxwell community school district: Collins Area Community Center, 219 Main Street, Collins
  • Nevada community school district: 4-H Hall, ISU Extension Building, 220 H Avenue, Nevada

A sample of the official ballots for Nevada and Collins-Maxwell are available online. 

For the Nevada school district, the passing of the bond could result in a middle school/high school wrestling room, as Nevada currently uses a safe room to host practices, according to the district. 

"The MS renovation will not increase the school tax rate," the district wrote in a release

Renovations would also include an HVAC system, a roof replacement, improved and energy-efficient lighting, ADA-compliant restrooms, and replacing student lockers as they've acquired rust.

A full video showcasing the conceptual plans of the middle school renovation is available on the Nevada school district's YouTube page.