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School Referendum Supporters and Foes Make Final Push

Voters who reside in the Knox Community School Corporation have until noon to cast absentee ballots at the courthouse in advance of tomorrow’s referendum. The outcome will determine whether a new wing will be added to the elementary school to replace the 50-year-old Palmer wing. Whatever It Takes Committee Chairman David Bullock says the school isn’t asking for very much money.

“We are doing this because the students deserve to have the best possible learning environment we can give them. We’re not asking for a Cadillac. We would be happy with a Chevrolet,” said Bullock.

Former school board member Nathan Marcum is opposed to the proposed property tax increase. He says the corporation should wait until the debt on the middle school is paid off in six years.

“There’s no major repairs that can’t hold off until the debt falls off at the present level. The rate that they’re asking for right now is more than our taxpayers in this county can bear,” said Marcum.

There’s still time to take a look at the Palmer wing for yourself if you’re undecided about how to vote. Call Knox Elementary and make arrangements to stop by for a tour. You can also find photos and more information on the Election Central page of wkvi.com. Polls will be open tomorrow from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. in California, Center and Washington Townships, and we will have complete election coverage live on K-99.3, WKVI after they close.

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