Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) funding can be used for several purposes, and technology
happens to be one of them. To receive funding, the cost, whether stand-alone or part of a bundle, must:

  • Meet the definition of technology (see below)
  • Meet the $500 per unit cost threshold in PPEL
  • Be in reality a license renewal fee; an Internet subscription, license, or fee; a cable or satellite
    service; or a technical assistance support contract that does not include maintenance.

The Iowa Department of Education defines technology as:
“Hardware, non-instructional software and software required to provide functionality to the hardware, wireless presenters, networking and connectivity systems, computing storage, website development services, hardware carrying equipment, licensing, and technical assistance for installation of hardware, software, or software updates.”

Additionally, a district can pay for subsequent or discrete contracted technology services from PPEL. Even if the contracted technology service is not part of the initial bundled technology purchase, it may still qualify as a technology cost, if it meets the requirements listed above.

For example, if a district contracts with an outside vendor (like Fusion Forward) for website design, and the purchase meets the $500 threshold, it can be paid for from PPEL, as website design appears to be technology technical assistance which is not maintenance.

what we can do

Stationery Design

Mobile-Friendly Website Development

Press release creation & distribution

Newspaper ad design & placement

Video production

social media management

so much more!

what they say:

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chris hoover


Maquoketa Community School District

"We've had a very positive experience with Fusion Forward. They are extremely responsive to our needs as a school district and produce a quality product at all times. I would highly recommend them for your marketing needs."

Chris Hoover, Superintendent
Maquoketa Community School District


russell reiter


Independence Community School District

"Fusion Forward has been a great partner in helping us manage our social media. They're the marketing and business experts which allows me to concentrate on educating students in our classrooms."

Russell Reiter, Superintendent
Independence Community School District


chris fee


Easton Valley Community School District and Andrew Community School District

"Andrew CSD and Easton Valley CSD have partnered with Fusion Forward for nearly one year. One of their greatest assets is their positive and professional staff. They consistently bring us new ideas, are responsive to our requests, and always go above and beyond to make sure we are happy with each final product. We are pleased to partner with Fusion Forward to market our schools."

Chris Fee, Superintendent
Easton Valley Community School District and Andrew Community School District


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