CLARK COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – A School District in Indiana is in the middle of a battle for signature against community members throughout Clark County.
Greater Clark County Schools wants $22 million for school improvements, but some oppose the property tax rate increase that would result from allowing Greater Clark to borrow the money.
Now, there is a new bill in the Indiana legislature that could completely change the way schools spend money – House Bill 1043.
The School City of East Chicago will join the School Town of Munster this May in asking voters to pay higher taxes to fund those respective school districts.
East Chicago is asking voters for additional money to boost its operating fund. Munster is asking for two referendums — a general fund referendum to assist the operating budget and a construction referendum to renovate school buildings.
INDIANAPOLIS — Representatives from every school corporation in Clark and Floyd counties testified Tuesday in favor of a state bill that would give them louder voices in economic development.
Taxpayers in three Central Indiana school districts will be paying higher taxes to help ensure quality education for their children.
Voters in the Hamilton Southeastern, Noblesville and Speedway school districts Tuesday renewed property tax increases to help pay salaries and classroom expenses.
Brown County Schools will be allowed to add 8 cents per $100 of assessed value to the property tax rate.
Voters approved the school district’s referendum by more than 1,000 votes May 3.
The new money to be raised will total about $1 million a year for seven years.
The Greater Clark County School Board voted 6-0 in favor of borrowing $14.1 million in bonds for repairs and upgrades to 14 district facilities. Taxpayers will their property taxes increase by 4.47 cents per $100.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Clark County, Ind. voters have rejected a property tax increase that would have funded $109.2 million in building renovations and new construction for Greater Clark County Schools.
A Clarksville Redevelopment Commission decision to share $1.2 million with local schools over the next three years, to fund things such as laptops for students and digital whiteboard replacement, seemed “progressive” and “cutting edge” to Clarksville School Board President Bill Wilson — not because of the dollar amount or what it will pay for, but because of where the money is coming from.
As Greater Clark County Schools prepares to ask voters to fund $109 million for improvements, the owners of some the largest plots of land in the school corporation are pushing back.
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