WL schools will ask voters to renew property tax referendum in November
School board starts process to continue a 37-cent property tax referendum for next eight years, aiming for the ballot in November. Current referendum passed with 94% of vote in 2017.
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WL SCHOOLS WILL ASK VOTERS TO RENEW PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM IN NOVEMBER
West Lafayette schools will ask voters in a November referendum to extend a 37-cent property tax that has been overwhelmingly approved twice already, in 2010 and 2017.
The West Lafayette school board, calling the referendum support essential to the district over the past 13 years, agreed Monday night to start a process to put the question on the ballot in 2023, a year earlier than initially anticipated.
Despite ongoing friction in recent months among school board members – evident in other parts of a Monday night meeting that dragged out over 3½ hours – the vote to start the referendum process was unanimously in favor.
“This is so important to our schools,” Rachel Witt, president of the board, said. “We need to be ready to make that case, again.”