278.1  Enumeration.

The voters at the regular election shall have power to:

1.  Direct a change of textbooks regularly adopted.

2.  Direct the sale, lease, or other disposition of any schoolhouse or site or other property belonging to the corporation, and the application to be made of the proceeds thereof, provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the sale, lease, exchange, gift or grant and acceptance of any interest in real or other property by the board of directors without an election to the extent authorized in section 297.22.

3.  Determine upon additional branches that shall be taught.

4.  Instruct the board that school buildings may or may not be used for meetings of public interest.

5.  Direct the transfer of any surplus in the debt service fund, physical plant and equipment levy fund, capital projects funds, or public education and recreation levy fund to the general fund.

6.  Authorize the board to obtain, at the expense of the corporation, roads for proper access to its schoolhouses.

7.  Authorize a change to either five or seven directors. The proposition for the change shall specify the number of directors to be elected, and which of the methods of election authorized by section 275.12, subsection 2, is to be used if the change is approved by the voters.

8.  Authorize a change in the method of conducting elections or in the number of directors as provided in sections 275.35 and 275.36. If a proposition submitted to the voters under this subsection or subsection 7 is rejected, it may not be resubmitted to the voters of the district in substantially the same form within the next three years; if it is approved, no other proposal may be submitted to the voters of the district under this subsection or subsection 7 within the next six years.

9.  Change the name of the school district, without affecting its corporate existence, rights, or obligations, and subject to the requirements of section 274.6.

The board may, with approval of sixty percent of the voters, voting in a regular or special election in the school district, make extended time contracts not to exceed twenty years in duration for rental of buildings to supplement existing schoolhouse facilities; and where it is deemed advisable for buildings to be constructed or placed on real estate owned by the school district, these contracts may include lease-purchase option agreements, the amounts to be paid out of the physical plant and equipment levy fund.

Before entering into a rental or lease-purchase option contract, authorized by the electors, the board shall first adopt plans and specifications for a building or buildings which it considers suitable for the intended use and also adopt a form of rental or lease-purchase option contract. The board shall then invite bids thereon, by advertisement published once each week for two consecutive weeks, in a newspaper published in the county in which the building or buildings are to be located, and the rental or lease-purchase option contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, but the board may reject any and all bids and advertise for new bids.

Section History: Early form

  [C51, § 1115; R60, § 2028, 2033; C73, § 1717, 1807; C97, § 2749; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 4217; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 278.1]

Section History: Recent form

  89 Acts, ch 135, § 71, 72; 94 Acts, ch 1029, §16, 17; 97 Acts, ch 170, §85

Internal References

  Referred to in § 278.2, 278.3, 297.25, 298A.9, 298A.10

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