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IVCCD Bond Referendum passes

On its second attempt, Iowa Valley Community College District’s $32 million General Obligation Bond Referendum received 62.43% approval from voters yesterday, exceeding the required 60% approval by an estimated 268 votes. A total of 11,067 ballots were cast across the District’s 10-county area, with 6,909 votes in favor of the referendum and 4,158 (37.57%) against.

“We are exceedingly grateful for the voters’ support of our mission to provide quality learning experiences, ensure student success, respond to diverse community needs, and build community partnerships,” said Dr. Kristie Fisher, IVCCD Chancellor. “The general obligation bond funding approved today will allow us to update our facilities and critical infrastructures to better serve our students and our communities into the future. Thank you for the trust you have shown in Iowa Valley Community College District, Marshalltown Community College, Ellsworth Community College, Iowa Valley Continuing Education, and Iowa Valley Grinnell!”

Dr. Fisher issued a special note of thanks to employees and friends of the College: “This win was definitely a group effort. I want to thank all those who contributed their time, energy, and commitment in support of our colleges over the last several months. I am grateful that so many people stepped up and helped in our efforts to inform and educate our stakeholders about our colleges.”

For more election information, see the Iowa Secretary of State’s website at

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