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Mason City Schools Boosters implore citizens to vote “yes” on levies

Email sent to parents of Mason City School District students:

Hello Mohawk Boosters,

Next Tuesday, is a very important day for Mason City Community Schools. It is the day of the ISL/PPEL Levy vote. Please don’t forget to vote yes, and remind all of your friends and family to get out and vote yes. Our yes votes truly count and we need each and every one of them. The last time we had this vote was 2009, and it was defeated by a 2-1 margin. We had a lot of parents and even school employees that just thought it would pass and didn’t exercise the right to vote yes! The ISL levy will put back about 1.8 million into our general fund budget and that budget is what funds support services for students. It will also provide necessary general fund dollars to improve existing educational programs. You will remember this past spring, there were 14 assistant coaches whose jobs were potentially going to be cut, those salaries come from the general funds. We have also been told if the PPEL passes, there is a good chance an auxiliary gym could be constructed!

We are one of 12 schools left in the state that does not have a support levy in place for our schools. We are the biggest of those 12 schools districts out of 362 school districts in the state of Iowa! All of the CIML schools have support levies, Fort Dodge and Marshalltown being two of them! Please take the time to vote. You can vote any time between now and Tuesday at the court house.

Regardless of where you live in the Mason City School District, you may vote at ANY of the following voting centers on September 10th:

*Harding Elementary (1239 N Rhode Island)
*First Presbyterian Church (100 S Pierce)
*Wesley United Methodist Church (1405 S Penn)
*Rolling Acres CR Church (340 19th SW)
*Cerro Gordo County Courthouse (220 N Washington)

Jon Danielson
Mohawk Booster Club President

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