State Penny Sales Tax for School Infrastructure (SAVE) Toolkit
proposed save legislation 2018 general assembly
Breakdown of Proposed SAVE Legislation: Extends the one-cent sales tax collected for the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) fund through 2049
House File 2481: An act relating to school funding by modifying provisions relation to the collection of sales tax for deposit in the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education fund, provisions relating to the use of tax revenue from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education fund, and provisions relating to the calculation of adjusted additional property tax levy aid, and making appropriations.
Tell Your District's SAVE Story
The State Penny Sales Tax for School Infrastructure is set to expire in 2029. Iowa public schools are using SAVE funds in a variety of ways that make a difference from safety, to technology, to community vitality and enhanced education.
Iowa school boards must tell their district's story so that the governor and legislators understand how this investment has made a difference for Iowa students.
Watch the videos below to see how four Iowa districts have used the funds to maintain school facilities and technology. These videos can be used as a guide to how you could highlight how your district is using SAVE funds to date.
Remember to include these key points:
Safety and Learning in Academic Facilities
Outcomes and Cost Savings
Capital Improvements, Remodeling, Technology
Community Engagement Processes
Property Tax Reduction Impact