Referendum 2020 Passed!

Thank you!  The Referendum 2020 passed!   Our Southeast Polk community saw the vision for the future education of our students and your votes showed that you support that vision. Thank you!

Please continue to follow this page for updates as we move forward with the project list. The first two projects, the new 6-7 grade building and updating technology, will begin soon.

Proposed Timeline

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Referendum 2020 List of Projects

The plan includes projects to build, furnish and equip:

  • an elementary facility
  • a grade 6-7 facility
  • an administrative and support services facility
  • a buildings and grounds storage and bus parking facility
  • a multipurpose stadium facility, including parking and related site improvements


  • to acquire land for the elementary and grade 6-7 facilities
  • to improve the softball field site
  • to equip and improve classroom instruction technology in instructional facilities

Referendum 2020 Video – Watch This to Learn More about the Referendum!

SEP 2020 Referendum InfoGraphic FinalReferendum 2020 Key Points/Important Information:

  • Will not raise District taxes – Fluctuating tax rates are hard on taxpayers
  • Provides a dedicated funding source for these projects
  • One vote for future infrastructure needs over the next five years will diminish voter fatigue
  • SEP will finish collecting property taxes for all other outstanding general obligation debt in 2021
  • Interest rates are at historic lows
  • Delays in construction will increase costs due to inflation
  • In order for the referendum to be successful, 60% must vote yes

When is the election?

  • Election Day was September 8, 2020. The Referendum passed by exceeding the required 60% approval rate.

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