Voters who live within the North Judson-San Pierre School District can learn more about the corporation’s proposed general fund referendum by visiting a new website. www.njspfundourfuture.com explains the rationale behind the push for a property tax increase. Corporation officials say it’s necessary due to what they’ve described as a perfect storm of declining enrollment and changes in the way the state funds schools. Without it, they say significant, painful cuts will need to be made to programs and personnel.
The proposal would raise property taxes by $0.475 per $100 of assessed value in 2016. From 2017-2022 the referendum property tax rate drops to $0.277 per $100 of assessed value. If additional money is needed after 2022, voters will again be asked to consider a referendum.
All voters who live within the school corporation limits are eligible to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. That includes all residents of Wayne, Jackson and Railroad Townships in Starke County as well as California Township Precinct 2 and Rich Grove and Cass Townships in Pulaski County. Early and absentee voting is also allowed. Visit https://indianavoters.in.gov to register to vote or update your address or other information.