PPEL: The Physical Plant and Equipment Levy – Des Moines Public Schools

Dear  Families,

In addition to electing City Council and School Board members on November 5, there will be another item on the ballot that is very important for Des Moines Public Schools. Voters will be asked to approve an increase and extension of the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) for Des Moines Public Schools. If you would like more information about this ballot measure, please see: https://www.dmschools.org/ppel-physical-plant-equipment-levy/

What will not appear on the ballot is that the district will reduce a combination of the Cash Reserve Levy and the Management Levy in the amount equivalent to the increase in PPEL so that your property taxes will not go up if this ballot measure is successful. The additional $6.5 million generated annually by this increase in PPEL will ensure that we have a reliable funding source for student computers and continue to keep up with ongoing maintenance of our schools.

We appreciate your support of DMPS and for your participation at the ballot box on November 5.


Tiona Sandbulte

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