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The Seven Districts Asking Voters To Raise Their Taxes To Fund Schools In May

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    A voter stands in a voting booth.

    Voters in seven Indiana communities will go to the polls in May to decide whether they’ll raise their own property taxes to raise money for schools.

    Four districts are asking voters for more operating dollars. The other three want voters’ help in funding construction or renovation projects.

    Below is a full list of districts seeking to pass a referendum — and what they’re asking for. 

    According to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, here are the three districts asking voters to pass construction project referendums:

    And here are the four districts seeking a “school tax levy referendum,” which would provide new general fund dollars for day-to-day operations:

    Why do these districts need the money? Take a look at this story — and this video might help too:

    Voters in three districts considered referendums in the November 2012 elections. Voters in Bartholomew County Consolidated Schools and Mt. Vernon Community Schools rejected requests to raise their own property taxes, but an operating referendum in Hamilton Community Schools passed.

    h/t Indiana Tax Reporter


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