INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana residents are having a change of heart as
struggling school districts come to them with requests for more money.
Voters in Tuesday’s primary election approved nine of 10 calls for tax
increases to support schools. That’s the highest approval rate since
property tax caps passed in 2008 and drove schools to ask voters for more
Education leaders say the change means districts are getting better at
communicating their needs to sometimes-reluctant residents.
Superintendents say statewide property tax caps drained school funds and
left some districts at risk of consolidating.
But some residents still are hesitant to agree to tax themselves and say
schools need to do more to cut back on unnecessary costs before going to