General Obligation Bond

The Bettendorf Community School District is asking district residents to vote on a $30M G.O. bond referendum to improve facilities and learning environments in our schools.

Absentee Ballot Request Form
Must be a Bettendorf Community School District resident to vote. Absentee ballots are also welcome and need to be postmarked no later than the day before Election Day, December 10. Mail your Absentee Ballot Request Form to the Scott County Auditors Office, 600 W 4th St, Davenport, IA 52801

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Investing in Our Students' Futures & Our Schools
Educational Opportunities | Safety & Security | Facility Improvements


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Bettendorf Community School District voters are welcome to vote at either polling location 7 am - 8 pm.

The Bettendorf Community School District is asking district residents to vote on a $30M G.O. (General Obligation) bond referendum for improvements to school learning environments and facilities. The bond would fund projects that would provide students with new future-ready and STEM areas as well as needed additional classroom space. Other projects on the bond have evolved from needs identified through facilities studies over the past 10 years, proactive safety measures, and deferred maintenance.

G.O. Bond Ballot Petition
The G.O. Bond petition being brought to a vote would allow the district to issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $30,000,000 to provide funds to renovate, remodel, improve, furnish and equip the existing High School and Middle School buildings, including security and safety improvements, STEM classroom improvements, athletic facility improvements, and to improve those sites; to renovate, remodel, improve, furnish and equip the existing Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Neil Armstrong Elementary School and Paul Norton Elementary School buildings, including security improvements and 21st Century Classroom upgrades, and to improve those sites. The election date would be scheduled for Dec. 11, 2018.


Thank you to all who came out to our community forums on Nov. 7 and 21.
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General Obligation Bond Projects

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  • Future Ready Center (Old Auditorium)
  • Athletic facilities: auxiliary gym addition, fitness center expansion, wrestling room expansion
  • Pool renovation
  • Business classroom renovations, family & consumer science classroom renovations, replace courtyard windows, update fitness center HVAC
  • Science, math, language arts, world language, band, and vocal music classroom modernizations
  • Replace doors, camera upgrade, wood shop dust collection
  • Resurface north parking lot, ADA/rail bleacher upgrades
  • Resurface south parking lot


  • Science lab, STEM room, music room, and science storage additions/renovations
  • Replace roof A, camera upgrade, HVAC upgrade
  • Athletics track and grass field additions
  • Flooring replacement, door replacement
  • Light fixtures, bell/intercom, G&I section roof, windows, restroom partition upgrades



  • Front entrance, office, nurse’s office, camera upgrade, gym renovations
  • Doors, windows, playground upgrades
  • Light fixtures, carpet upgrades
  • Resurface parking lot


  • Front entrance, commons/gym, music, camera, playground renovations and upgrades
  • Classroom modernization, bathroom upgrades
  • Resurface parking lot

Neil Armstrong Elementary

  • Playground upgrades
  • Carpet replacement


  • Property tax increase would be for a maximum of 20 years, which is the bond repayment period.
  • Debt service levy required for $30M - $1.55 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. However, district will offset debt service levy with reductions in other property tax levies where appropriate.
  • Note: The tax impact is not simply the bond request multiplied by the assessed value of a property. Property tax rollbacks and homestead credits reduce the assessed value of property tax.

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G.O. Bond Project Videos