Linn-Mar Community School District
2999 N. Tenth Street, Marion, IA 52302
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PPEL Construction Projects
The Physical Plant & Equipment Levy, PPEL, is the main revenue source used to maintain infrastructure investments.  It is a property tax that allows local schools to support infrastructure and equipment needs. On February 1, 2011, Linn-Mar voters approved to extend the PPEL levy until June 30, 2015.  Click here for photos of PPEL projects. 

Some projects the District has used PPEL revenue to improve/replace in the past include:

High School Renovation Project

Linn-Mar Aquatic Center

High School - switch gear replacement, east parking lot
Indian Creek - fiber optic, roof replacement
Bowman Woods - roof replacement

Oak Ridge - relocate shop area, lockers

Excelsior - A/C kitchen, fire sprinklers
Oak Ridge - office space, lockers
High School - roof repairs

Armstrong Field Press Box - siding and roof repairs
Oak Ridge - lockers
Bowman Woods - Dumpster enclosure

Echo Hill - land purchase
Excelsior - storage building, well, additional service walks, outdoor bathroom/concession area renovations
High School - fire sprinklers
Wilkins - A/C in two rooms

Westfield - shelter house
High School - water loop heat system, fire sprinklers
Wilkins - roof replacement
Indian Creek - A/C computer room

Echo Hill - land purchase
Excelsior - A/C main office area
High School - roof replacement
Wilkins - roof replacement, A/C media center

Excelsior - locker tops
High School - boiler improvement, aquaculture lab, fire doors, softball field fence
Novak - cabinets
Wilkins - raise media center floor
Bowman Woods - roof replacement

Excelsior - enclose freezer, cafeteria panels/blinds
High School - softball sidewalk & steps

Oak Ridge - land purchase
High School - auditorium seats & signage, softball fields upgrade, athletic fields sprinkler systems, football bleachers
Indian Creek - ceramic tile, plumbing upgrade
Bowman Woods - roof replacement, electrical work, classroom remodel

Westfield - parking lot extension
Excelsior - additional asphalt, site lighting
High School - roof replacement
Novak - roof replacement, asphalt
Indian Creek - site improvement
Bowman Woods - roof replacement

Linn Grove - land purchase
High School - roof replacement
Indian Creek - roof replacement
Bowman Woods - roof replacement

High School - roof replacement, asphalt
Novak - remodeling

PERL Construction Projects
The Public Education and Recreation Levy, PERL, is
a special revenue fund approved by voters in an election for recreation places, playgrounds and community education on school property. 

Some projects the District has used PERL revenue to improve/replace in the past include:
Excelsior Tennis Courts
A portion of the Baseball/Softball complex
Community Education

SILO Construction Projects
On February 13, 2007, Voters in Linn County approved a 10 year School Infrastructure Local Option (SILO) Sales Tax.  SILO tax revenues will be distributed across all school districts in Linn County for the first five years of the tax. For the remaining half of the approved time, approximately 33% of the revenue will be sent to the State to be distributed among all state school districts, using a formula prescribed by law based on revenue generated by retail sales in the various parts of the state.

To date, SILO revenue has allowed the district to:

  • Build the new Novak Elementary school (Completed June 2010)
    Click here to view construction progress photos.
  • Air condition five schools (Westfield and Novak completed Fall 2009)
    (Bowman Woods, Indian Creek and Wilkins completed Fall 2010)
  • Purchase 15 acres east of Highway 13 for a future elementary school
  • Install parking lot at Learning Resource Center (former Novak Elementary)

Bond Referendum Construction Projects
On January 24, 2006, Linn-Mar voters overwhelmingly approved a $27.5 million bond referendum to build two new elementary schools, renovate and update the High School, renovate and update Novak Elementary and convert Oak Ridge to a middle school. 

To construction photos, click on one of the projects below.

Linn Grove Elementary (opened Fall 2007)
Echo Hill Elementary (opened Fall 2008)
Old Novak Elementary Renovations (completed Fall 2008)
High School Addition & Renovations (completed Fall 2007)

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