IPR News

StateImpact Indiana: Hamilton Referendum

by Elle Moxley

October 26, 2012

Because of changes in how the state funds education, school districts now have to ask voters to raise their own property taxes to build new schools, renovate old ones, or bolster their general funds.  But referenda have mixed success at the polls, leaving cash-strapped schools wondering where to turn if their appeal fails. As StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, that’s why a small district in northeastern Indiana is telling voters a referendum is the only way to save the school.