IPS, Noblesville, Clark-Pleasant Voters OK Referendums
INDIANAPOLIS -- Voters in Indianapolis, Noblesville, and Johnson County have approved referendums aimed at improving local school districts.
The referendums will benefit Indianapolis Public Schools, Noblesville Schools, and Clark-Pleasant Community Schools.
IPS had two referendums on the ballot. The largest of the two asked for a $220 million tax increase for operating expenses. The other was a $52 million capital improvement referendum, the majority of which will be spent on security improvements across the district.
With both IPS referendums approved, a homeowner with a home valued at $75,000, will pay about $41 more a year in property taxes.
In Noblesville, a referendum asking taxpayers for $50 million over eight years passed by a margin of 59 percent.
Most of the money collected will fund health and safety staff, equipment, and initiatives. The rest will be used to retain and recruit teachers and staff.
"This additional referendum funding will allow us to retain and recruit high-quality staff, enhance mental health services to students, and increase safety staff and equipment," Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer said.
The referendum will cost most homeowners around $345 more per year in property taxes.
Clark-Pleasant Community Schools
Clark-Pleasant Community School district in Whiteland in Johnson County asked for $12 million over eight years. All of the money will go toward security, resource officers and mental health professionals.
Median homeowners with a home valued at $124,000 will be asked to pay an extra $42 dollars a year in taxes.
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