A-W voters adopt measure

Friday, September 11, 2020

AKRON — A measure to adopt a Revenue Purpose Statement in the Akron-Westfield School District passed on Tuesday, Sept. 8, with 87 percent voting in favor.

The Revenue Purpose Statement specifies the use of revenues the Akron-Westfield Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.

“The positive vote allows the A-W School District to continue using the revenue from the 1 cent state sales tax much the same way as we have for the past several years,” Superintendent Randy Collins explained.

“The annual amount has been approximately $525,000 and is used for technology and facility repairs/maintenance/improvements,” he continued. “The 87 percent approval rate is greatly appreciated and reflects strong support from our patrons for the students of the district.”

The election saw 161 people vote for the measure, while 24 or 12.97 percent, voted against.

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