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Voters in the Monroe County Community School Corp. district will be asked once again to consider school tax increase in next month’s election. This would be the fourth MCCSC referendum in 13 years, the others occurring in 2010, 2016, and 2022.
The increase of 8.5 cents per $100 of assessed property value would mean about $50 more for a family that owns a $250,000 house.
Superintendent Jeff Hauswald said this new referendum would go toward funding free and low-cost early childhood education. Referendum funding would also go toward student technology, fees for instructional materials, and costs of tests and technical education. The tax increase would expire after six years.
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However, some residents are calling for a break, as this would be back-to-back years with a property tax increase. Last year’s referendum funded salary increases for teachers and staff.
This week on Noon Edition, we will talk with guests about the proposed referendum and the upcoming vote.
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Adam Terwilliger - Director of Logistics and Finance for MCCSC
Erin Wyatt - MCCSC School Board of Trustees member for District 1
Keri Miksza - Chair of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education Monroe County