PAC Meetings Begin To Answer School Referendum Questions

VIGO COUNTY, Ind – A few dozen people attended a meeting at Lost Creek Elementary on Tuesday to learn more about a proposed Vigo County School Corporation referendum asking for a $7 million per year property tax hike.

Also included in the financial plan, but not part of the referendum, is several million dollars in budget cuts.

Officials say that the changes are needed to keep from depleting their ever-shrinking cash reserve.

The 90-minute session was conducted by the Vote Yes for Vigo County Schools political action committee which is campaigning in favor of passing the referendum.

Another meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Dixie Bee Elementary. Another meeting will be at Terre Town Elementary on Thursday.

Superintendent Rob Haworth was quoted as saying that a recent poll showed about 45% support passage of the referendum.