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Monroe County seeking 6-year tax referendum

Posted: 11:06 AM, Jul 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-06 15:06:58Z
Monroe County seeking 6-year tax referendum

MONROE COUNTY, Ind. -- The Monroe County Community School Corporation will ask taxpayers on the November 2016 ballot to renew a property tax referendum.

An operating levy has been in place since 2011, and has brought in $7.5 million a year to help offset statewide cuts to education.

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The district is asking voters to approve a six-year property tax levy which officials said is necessary to continue high quality education.

The referendum allows the district to attract and retain quality teachers, support programs and extracurricular activities, and allows schools to stay up-to date with library books and digital resources.

The school corporation is asking for $94 per year based on a home assessed at $175,000 market value, which is less than the existing levy.

A company conducted a poll of 400 registered voters in Monroe County and found 70% favored continuing the referendum at the same or lower rate.

 

Washington Township in Marion County will also ask taxpayers to approve a $200 million referendum, both construction and operating.

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Brown County, Hamilton Southeastern, Noblesville and Speedway all passed operating referendums in May 2016.

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