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At Hayes Elementary School, the old popcorn ceiling has been replaced with ceiling tiles and new LED lighting in the hallways, shown Dec. 5.

Voters in the Iowa Quad-Cities will weigh in on two major school ballot measures Tuesday. No matter the outcomes, they are sure to shape the future of education in Bettendorf and Iowa. 

Bettendorf School District is pursuing a General Obligations Bond that is set to go toward athletic facilities, “classroom modernizations” and new classroom space, while Davenport Community School District is pursuing a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) that, if it were to fail, would put the district’s already strained general fund in even more of a bind.

So what's in each of the proposals, and what can taxpayers expect once the votes are tallied? Here's everything you need to know for the Bettendorf and Davenpot special school elections Tuesday. 

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