CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana election board has rejected
complaints that a school corporation violated election law in promoting a
$160 million referendum.
Lake County residents Joe Hero and Richard Hucker had filed complaints in
November and February with the Lake County elections board. They claimed the
Lake Central School Corp. used school property and equipment to promote its
referendum then did not publicly disclose it.
The Times of Munster reports school corporation attorney Michael Sears
argued Tuesday that campaign finance law does not govern school corporations
and that the men provided no evidence to support their allegations.
The county’s election board on Tuesday denied Hero’s and Hucker’s complaints
against the school corporation. Voters approved the school district’s $160
million referendum in November.