Vigo County Schools Property Tax Referendum Approved For Fall Ballot

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.  – On Monday the Vigo County Election Board approved adding the Vigo County School Corporation operating referendum to the ballot for the November election.

Voters will be asked to approve a property tax increase totaling $7 million annually.

The Vigo County School Corporation says it needs the hike to address safety, health, transportation, and competitive teacher salary issues.

The corporation will also be cutting $4 million in the operating budget.

Vigo County Schools have seen a significant drop in enrollment and the cash balance in the past few years.

The graphics below are supplied by the Vigo County School Corporation to support their argument for the referendum.

Supplied by Vigo County School Corporation
Supplied by Vigo County School Corporation
Supplied by Vigo County School Corporation