The Carmel Clay School Board is one of the first in the state to send a referendum for school safety funding to the November ballot. The law allowing districts to fund school safety measures with voter-approved tax dollars was passed during the last legislative session.
The Carmel Clay referendum aims to bring in an estimated $5 million a year for three years. The money would fund school resource officers, teacher and staff training and mental health services for students.
Superintendent Michael Beresford says Carmel needs these additional layers of safety.