Though the MCCSC is able to raise its budget for the coming year, it can't do so enough to pay substitute teachers more, officials say.
The new measure partially restores many programs cut during the 2010 fiscal year.
Tensions were high last night at a public meeting held to discuss the potential use of MCCSC referendum dollars.
Some residents who worked to get the referendum passed now say the money is not being distributed fairly.
Following defeat of a school funding referendum in November of 2009 election cycle, Batesville school officials are taking a new fundraising tack.
Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan said his city’s upcoming advertisements will focus on the MCCSC’s recently-passed budget measure.
Dr. J.T. Coopman announced plans to end a tenure marked by efforts to stabilize funding at the financially troubled district.
Plans for the future are already being put into place after the MCCSC referendum passed.
Voter turnout for this year’s midterm election was surprisingly high in Monroe County.
About 60-percent of Monroe County voters came out in support of the measure which allows the MCCSC School Board to increase property taxes to cover budget cuts.