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Northern Indiana voters approve only one of two school funding referendums

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Elkhart Community School Corporation also tried for a referendum in May 2021, but voters rejected the tax proposal. (Jeanie Lindsay/IPB News)

Listen to the radio version of this story as it aired on Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations.

Voters in northern Indiana approved only one of the state's two school funding referendums up for consideration this fall. 

The two school corporations with referendums on the ballot were hopeful this year's election would look similar to 2014, when both won voter approval for their tax proposals. 

MSD of Boone Township was successful once again this year, with its referendum getting a little more than 66 percent of voters to say yes this week.

Meanwhile, Concord Community School Corporation's latest tax measure failed. 

The superintendent said last week that referendum funding has been a key tool for the district to offset financial losses caused by the state's property tax caps.

The corporation asked voters to renew a tax rate lower than the one approved in 2014, but just more than 51 percent of Concord's voters said no, rejecting this year's proposal. 

Contact reporter Jeanie at jlindsa@iu.edu or follow her on Twitter at @jeanjeanielindz.

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